Catholic Greenham Common campaigner celebrates 90th birthday

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Catholic peace campaigner Sarah Hipperson was set to celebrate her 90th birthday on Friday, Paul Donovan writes in his blog. A stalwart of the Greenham Common protest against the siting of US nuclear weapons on UK soil, Sarah has continued her struggle for nuclear disarmament across the world.

Most recently Sarah was part of a group of the women who handed over a commemorative garden to the struggle against nuclear weapons to the people of Newbury.

Sarah had lived a relatively straightforward life up until the momentous day in 1983 when she decided to go down and join the women's peace camp in Greenham.

A native of Glasgow, she became a nurse and mid-wife in her late teens, delivering babies in the Govern area. She then decided to emigrate to Canada, where she lived for 16 years, nursing, getting married and having five children. She returned to England in the 1970s, settling in the east London suburb of Wanstead.

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