Greenham Common diary

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 23901i-iiC.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls004284601
      (alternative) (WlAbNL)0000284601
  • Dates of Creation
      1981-1984, 1988
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      NLW MS 23901iC: i, 68 ff. ; 210 x 150 mm.
      NLW MS 23901iiC: 19 ff. ; 300 x 210 mm.
      Purchased sketchbook (NLW MS 23901iC).
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

Illustrated diary, 1981-1984, of Ann Pettitt, peace campaigner and one of the founders of the Greenham Common peace protest (NLW MS 23901iC). The diary describes the peace march from Cardiff to Greenham Common Air Base, August-September 1981 (ff. 1-4), which led to the establishment of the peace camp there, together with a similar march to R.A.F. Brawdy, May 1982 (ff. 11-23 verso), and a ten-day camp at Greenham Common in September 1984 (ff. 23 verso-68).
Also included (NLW MS 23901iiC) is a copy of Pettitt's chapter, 'Ten days at Greenham Common', which was intended for a proposed, but unpublished, anthology of women's writing in Wales (ff. 4-19); and associated correspondence, February-May 1988 (ff. 1-3). The illustrations in NLW MS 23901iC, ff. 29, 32 and 51 are reproduced in Ann Pettitt, Walking to Greenham (Dinas Powys, 2006), pp. 81, 7, 155 respectively.

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Acquisition Information

Ms Ann Pettitt; Llanpumsaint; Purchase; January 2003; 0200301283.


Title based on contents.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 23901i-iiC.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Many leaves detached, some now reinserted in the volume, along with some taken from other sketchbooks (NLW MS 23901iC).

Archivist's Note

March 2012.

Description compiled by Maredudd ap Huw and revised by Rhys Morgan Jones;

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

Item: 1.1. Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 004284601. Date: 2004. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Binding : Plastic covered binding, one large drawing detached. Institution: WlAbNL.
Item: 1.2. Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 004284601. Date: 20050812. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Jenkins. Status: Binding : Plastic covered binding, one large drawing encapsulated and hinged in. Institution: WlAbNL.


Ann Pettitt, Walking to Greenham (Dinas Powys, 2006)

Additional Information


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