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Book launch - The Common Good: The Story of Greenham Common

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West Berkshire Museum

The Cloth Hall

4 Toomers Wharf

Newbury

RG14 1DY

United Kingdom

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At 1.00pm on Friday 8th September, join author Penelope Stokes and Greenham Trust as they celebrate the book's launch at The Cloth Hall, West Berkshire Museum.

Schedule:

1pm - Welcome

1.05pm - Introduction from Chief Executive of Greenham Trust, Chris Boulton

1.10pm - Extract reading from Penelope Stokes

1.20pm - Q&A

1.30pm - Book signing

About the book:

To many people the words “Greenham Common” conjure up an image of peace women in conflict with the police, but the common has had a much longer and more varied history,
 surviving several military occupations since the English Civil War.

This book describes these and many other dramas which have happened here: from Redcoat musters to refugee housing, golf to glider warfare, furze-gathering to filming, bare-knuckle prize-fighting to bomb storage.

Now restored as Berkshire’s largest heathland and returned to public ownership, Greenham Common has come full circle, and its story is told in entertaining detail, with stories, maps, pictures and personalities from five centuries.

Can't make it to the launch?

Pre-order your copy of The Common Good here.

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West Berkshire Museum

The Cloth Hall

4 Toomers Wharf

Newbury

RG14 1DY

United Kingdom

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