Postcard of Margaret Thatcher Banner

Item type: Postcard

Date: 1982

Description:  The postcard shows a photograph taken at Greenham Common of a woman holding a banner.  The banner reads “Dear Margaret, Here’s your Christmas cheque. Don’t spend it on bombs for the children. Love, Mother xxx”. 

The banner of course refers to Margaret Thatcher who was very pro-nuclear weapons as a deterrent to other powers, once stating “a world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us”.  The camp at RAF Greenham Common was set up to protest against the government’s decision to allow cruise missiles to be based there.

The postcard was donated to the museum in 1998.

Size: 12 cm x 8 cm

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