At the same time as that was going on (Greenham), in Brighton, there was also... (it's because of my children I feel I know about these things). There was a little Peace Camp on the Level at one time, (Women's), and Mim went down with her friend Alison. I was very worried;I don't know what I was worried about
I thought of her sleeping down there in the outside.But they'd appealed for food, so Allie and I got on the bus up at Preston Drove. We didn't have loads of money, (and the children, who have now nearly all gone vegetarian, weren't at that time) and I remember I'd got a big pot of chicken soup, loads of veg and I took it down in my big pressure cooker. I can always remember feeling quite shocked because when I turned up I realised they were mostly vegetarian and it hadn't occurred to me. Yes, vegetarianism was probably still in its early days. That peace camp must have been in the early 1980s because it was before Mim went to University. So I said 'look I'm really really sorry and if you don't want it, I'll take it away. I can remember saying there's not much meat in it- what an idiot!
Marigold couldn't remember exactly when this event had taken place. It began February 15th 1983 and made the front page of the Evening Argus. It's purpose was to show sympathy and support for Greenham women on trial at Newbury. It was bittely cold (and maybe this is partly why Marigold was so worried). It lasted for over two months