No to Greenwich Olympic Equestrian Events

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of No to Greenwich Olympic Equestrian Events (NOGOE 2012) (c2005-2013), including the following: correspondence between NOGOE and other associated organisations, and individuals regarding NOGOE's campaign and the London 2012 Olympic equestrian events, 2004-2013; NOGOE administration and campaign papers, including minutes and notes from NOGOE meetings, NOGOE protest papers, and NOGOE reports, 2007-2012; publicity papers including loose press cuttings, newsletters and media/press releases regarding NOGOE's campaign, The London Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games (LOCOG), and London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics (including specific reference to the equestrian and modern pentathlon events in Greenwich Park), 2006-2013; NOGOE photographs and audio-visual material, including photographs of NOGOE's campaign, and digital content of NOGOE's film, 'Saving Greenwich Park', 2008-2012; T-Shirts and accessories relating to NOGOE's campaign, LOCOG, and London 2012 Olympic equestrian events, c2012; various ephemeral materials relating to NOGOE's campaign, LOCOG, the 2011 Olympic test equestrian event in Greenwich Park, and the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic games, 2005-2011; miscellaneous material relating to NOGOE, LOCOG, and the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic games (including specific reference to proposal to host the equestrian and modern pentathlon events at Greenwich Park), 2007-2013; papers and reports regarding the planning and logistics of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic games, and papers regarding previous Olympic equestrian venues and events in Beijing, Athens and Sydney, c2003-2015; and papers relating to various organisations and societies associated with Greenwich, Greenwich Park, and the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic games, 2007-2012.

Administrative / Biographical History

No to Greenwich Park Olympic Equestrian Events (NOGOE) was a campaign group established to protest against the proposed use of Greenwich Park for London 2012's Olympic & Paralympic Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events by London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games' (LOCOG). The group was supported by local residents, and publicly fronted by the historian David Starkey.

The campaign group protested against the closure of parts of Greenwich Park, and against the damage the equestrian and modern pentathlon events could cause to the flora, fauna and archaeology of Greenwich Park.

NOGOE delivered a large number of signed protest papers to government, held protests in Greenwich Park, produced a film titled 'Saving Greenwich Park', and argued the case for the equestrian and modern pentathlon events to be held at other suitable venues in the UK. However, a final decision was ruled to hold these events in Greenwich Park.

NOGOE's campaign work continued in the aftermath of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Equestrian & Modern Pentathlon events, with the group arguing against the condition the park was left in following the games.

Arrangement

The NOGOE archive is divided into the following nine sections:

  • NOGOE/1: Corerspondence
  • NOGOE/2: NOGOE Administration and Campaign Papers
  • NOGOE/3: Publicity
  • NOGOE/4: Photographs and Audio-Visual Materials
  • NOGOE/5: T-Shirts & Accessories
  • NOGOE/6: Ephemera
  • NOGOE/7: Miscellaneous
  • NOGOE/8: LOCOG and Associated Organisations Planning Papers for London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games
  • NOGOE/9: Papers Relating to Various Organisations and Societies Associated with Greenwich Park and the London 2012 Olympics

Conditions Governing Access

OPEN

Acquisition Information

Donated to Bishopsgate Institute by Sue McNeil on 19 October 2016

Other Finding Aids

Adlib catalogue and copy of handlist available in researcher's area.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Grace Biggins.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying and digital photography (without flash) is permitted for research purposes on completion of the Library's Copyright Declaration form and with respect to current UK copyright law.