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A photograph of a group of marchers sitting on the ground and standing around Cardiff City Hall on the day of the Greenham Common March which took place on 27 August 1981. This was the meeting place for the commencement of the march. Cardiff City Hall can be seen in the background. Women for Life on Earth was an anti-nuclear, Welsh women's peace movement. The group was originally founded by Ann Pettit and a group of friends in early 1981. The group formed due to a growing concern regarding nuclear weaponry and nuclear waste. With the threat of the Cold War, there was the lingering concern that nuclear war could destroy the planet. The group came together to peacefully protest for nuclear disarmament. Their most notable actions include organzing a peace march, walking 120 miles from Cardiff to RAF Greenham Common in 1981, as well as a march from Cardiff to RAF Brawdy, Pembrokeshire in 1982. Both marches were in opposition to the nuclear weapons stored at the RAF bases and helped to raise awareness of the issue.The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) was founded in 1958 amid the growing concern of nuclear conflict and destruction. The CND campaigns non-violently to rid the world of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction and to create genuine security for future generations.---------------The Chronicle Project is a community heritage project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run by VCS Cymru with the aims to document the history of volunteering in Cardiff, from 1914 to 2014. Visit our website at:

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