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1984
Tents burn as the bailiffs move in
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1984
Stopping a convoy leaving the base
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1983
Greenham women's property is seized
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Monday, 29 November, 1999, 14:07 GMT
Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, 1981-2000

It was 19 years ago that the first people arrived at what was to become Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp. The women's protests against cruise missiles being held at the American airbase dominated news headlines for the best part of the 1980s.

Now almost two decades on, the last of the peace protesters are preparing to leave.





The common's military history

Greenham Common Airbase was set up during World War II, and closed down soon after. But the Cold War ensured that it was opened again in the 1950s.



The Women's Peace Camp

From 1981 through to the end of the decade, tens of thousands of women either lived at or visited Greenham Common airbase.


Jean Hutchinson: The threat is still with us

Veteran peace campaigner Jean Hutchinson is one of the last women living at Greenham Common.


Greenham coverage from the BBC archives
 1983: Greenham women's property is seized
 1984: Stopping a convoy from leaving the base
 1984: Tents burn as the bailiffs move in
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