Thalia Campbell the co-ordinater of the sculpture project
The statue of the mother and baby tells the story of Greenham. She will keep alive the memory of this womens action for peace which started from Cardiff in 1981 and went around the world.
A Swansea womens acapella group sang songs, Poems were read, and two apologies read from the many received. Among the speakers there were two Women from the USA , one a US soldiers wife Karen Andrews who was inside the Greenham base for two years who is now studying Peace and Justice at Wellesley College. The other a single mother with her two sons, an ex wife of a man who makes Nuclear Weapons in South Carolina. Ellen Diederich, from The International Peace Archive. Fasia Jansen. Oberhausen. Germany with banners in German. Derek Gregory retired Unison officer reminded us of the support of the unions for the project. Carol Naughton from CND also spoke.
The City Hall was full of Banners, an exhibition of original Greenham material and there were large cardboard doves perched everywhere, on the curtains, the paintings, the staircase and in the potted plants.
We shared an enormous sea blue cake with a map of Malta and Wales with a rainbow between them carrying a dove. Valletta, Rabat Cardiff and Narberth were named on the maps, important places in the story. A video of the making of the statue and greenham women telling the story of the march was shown.
There was a civic dinner held on the floor above so many others saw the statue and the unveiling including a diner in the full costume of a knight of Malta.
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ttp://undelete.org/woa/woa09-25.html sculptures of women in the USA. Sad but inspiring story.
Video the Greenham March and the making of Statue available £10. Plus £2.00 post and packing.
Booklet including a picture of the statue. Available free from Mark Munnery, PR and Tourism, Room 101 Cardiff City Hall, Cathays Park Cardiff.Wales UK