The Greenham women's peace camp was set up in 1981 in opposition to US Cruise missiles being installed at Greenham Common air base in Berkshire. Despite many attempts at eviction, the women managed to keep the peace camp going for nearly 11 years. In 1992, the 96 Cruise missiles were finally removed.
The peace camp was one of the first all-female protests in England since the suffragist movement, and prompted many other all-women protests, such as the miner's wives groups formed during the Eighties strikes against pit closures.