Press cuttings

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      GB 106 5GCW/E/4
  • Dates of Creation
      Mar 1995 - Dec 1999
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      1 album

Scope and Content

Chronological summary of key press cuttings and main events covered:

1995

Article on the jailing of Helen John for protest action in Yorkshire and the subsequent Yellow Gate press release (Mar).

*Katrina Howse holds an exhibition in London (10 Mar).

*Plans to demolish concrete runways and take down the RAF Greenham Common base fence are announced (20 Mar).

*Michael Heseltine (Deputy Prime Minister) visits Greenham Common (3 Aug).

*Review of nuclear protests and response (5 Aug).

Debate on what Greenham Common should become resume.

Yellow Gate women campaign for the land to return to its original common status.

*Article on Alan Davies mentioning his visit to Greenham Common peace camp.

*Yellow Gate publish a book 'Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp: A History of Nonviolent Resistance, 1984-1995'. Edited by Beth Junor and illustrated by Katrina Howse (5 Dec).

1996

*The Sunday Telegraph publishes a leaked report on a radioactive contamination of Berkshire, after a fire at the RAF Greenham Common airbase in 1958 (4 Jul).

*The Independent On Sunday publishes 'The Women Who Didn't Give Up', an eleven-page supplement on the Greenham Common women. Includes interviews with Katrina Howse, Beth Junor, Sarah Hipperson, Jean Hutchinson, and Aniko Jones (28 Jul).

*Four women campaigners from The East Timor Ploughshare Group are acquitted of damaging a military jet plane that was due to have been exported to East Timor (1 Aug).

1997

*RAF Greenham Common sold to Newbury District Council for restoration as common land (29 Mar).

*The Guardian publishes 'Keeping the Peace', a feature on the Greenham Common peace camp, to mark the 16 year anniversary by Libby Brookes. Features interviews with Scilla Elworthy and Rebecca Johnson, and mentions Jean Hutchinson (4 Sep).

*The Greenham Common perimeter fence comes down (15 Sep).

Interview with Sarah Hipperson and Jean Hutchinson in 'The Universe' charting the history of Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, titled 'Non-nuclear Dreams, by Paul Donovan (21 Sep).

1998

*Interview with Sarah Hipperson by Cynthia Kee in 'Space' (13 Mar).

*Jury fails to reach a verdict in the case against Sarah Hipperson and Peggy Walford for cutting fences around the Burghfield nuclear weapons assembly. They claimed self defense (19 Mar)

*Katrina Howse's attempt to bring an injunction to West Berkshire Council to stop their plans to build an 'enterprise centre' on Greenham Common fails. Article on the potential cost to the tax payer of the court action (9 Apr).

*Numerous articles on Greenham Common Peace Women offering to leave Greenham Common if the council agrees to a memorial garden being built at the site. Interviews with, and mentions of Sarah Hipperson, Jean Hutchinson, and Peggy Walford (16 Jul).

*Article asking why the peace women are still at Greenham Common, by Anne Treneman in the Independent. Featuring Peggy Walford and Katrina howse (1 Aug).

*Controversy over possible memorial garden, and subsequent debate over the importance of the Greenham Common peace women's protests.

*Article in The Herald, charting the history of the Greenham Common peace women's protests and the memorial garden proposal by Loudon Temple. Featuring Sarah Hipperson and her story (2 Nov).

*Sarah Hipperson's caravan is threatened with seizure when she fails to pay court costs, despite suing her legal firms after their failure to file necessary paperwork concerning the fines (12 Nov).

1999

Continued debate and controversy over the proposal to build a Greenham Common memorial garden to the peace protests.

Continued attempts by the MoD to claim court costs from the peace protestors.

*Plans to make Greenham Common into a wildlife reserve and eco-friendly business park (6 Jun).

*Greenham common peace women decide to leave Greenham Common in 2000 whatever the outcome of the memorial garden proposal (9 Sep).

*Article in The Times on the legacy of the Peace Camp children by Grace Bradberry (10 Sep).

*Article titled 'Mothers' Day' by Fay Weldon (12 Sep).

*Article in The Guardian on the Greenham Common Peace women by Lynne Segal (30 Dec).