"We are not the makers of history. We are made by it." ― Martin  Luther King

Welcome to the Green-History project

On this website you will find a collection of resources and articles concerning the history of the broad green movement in the UK. 

You are invited to the …

The Green-History Project Launch Event

Bournemouth International Centre – Purbeck Lounge
Friday 2nd March from 6:15pm
(the evening before GPEW Conference opens)

Informal Reception. Brief introductory talks including invited Guest Speakers including Caroline Lucas from 7pm.
Exhibition including video and music from the early days of the party, green gatherings, peace (anti-cruise) actions and more.  Short corner talks from key early activists.  Glass of wine on arrival.  Bar open.

The Purbeck Lounge is adjacent to the main GPEW Conference Registration which is open Friday evening to save you queuing on Saturday morning.

Come along and join the fun. A place to meet up before the evening gets going. Discover your history to stand firmly on the shoulders of giants.

This site is an open resource for the use and support of today's activists, participants, researchers and all those with an interest in green ideas, thoughts and action.

In the Library area you will find an ever-expanding range of resources. The Document Archive contains scans of material from the time. There are also collections of images, graphics, video and audio as well as a selection of recommended books and weblinks.

We are always looking for new material - if you have anything from the period; a copy of your election leaflet from the time you were persuaded to stand for the council, a placard from a demo you attended, photos of some action, a poster you saved, or a cache of some obscure news letter/magazine you received, then do get in touch - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.uk or fill in the form.

Under Articles, People and Elections in the top menu you will find contemporary accounts, more recent recollections, commentary and opinion.

History is subjective and we welcome debate, comment and opinion - if your memory or experience differs from that presented here then have your say - this is YOUR history. If you join as a contributor then you will find you can add comments to any article or document.

 

To comment on an article you need to join as a Green History Contributor and be signed in (details when you join)