Greenham Common Anniversary March to Pass Through Bristol

The Bristol Activist

A recreation of the historic march from Cardiff to Greenham Common will pass through Bristol to mark the 40th anniversary of the original Greenham peace protests. 

In August 1981, 36 women walked 110 miles from Cardiff to RAF Greenham Common to protest the siting of US cruise missiles on common land. Around the airbase they started a Peace Camp that lasted 19 years and inspired tens of thousands of women to join them in non-violent resistance. 

The anniversary march retraces the same route and includes original Greenham women. Two hundred people have registered for some or all of the march, which will depart from Cardiff on August 26 passing through Newport and Chepstow on its way to Bristol. 

On Saturday afternoon, August 28, a procession of 40 people will arrive in Bristol via Gloucester Road. A welcome party will greet them on Horfield Common at 4.00pm, with support from the…

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