"History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man" ― Percy Bysshe Shelly

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. 

FEATURED ITEM
July 2018

THE VERDANT VENUE 1983
an alternative humorous view of the Green Gathering

In 1983 a young author and illustrator called Pete Loveday found himself at the infamous Green Gathering at Lamberts Hill Farm. 

His experiences inspired him to go ahead and produce his first full length comic book featuring "Russell - the saga of a peaceful man".

After encounters with various aspects of the alternative/green scene in his home town Russell decides he needs to get away and sets off to hitchhike to "The Verdant Venue".

Each day in the run-up to this year's Green Gathering at Chepstow starting from Monday 9th July we will bring you another episode from Russell's adventures as he experiences "The Verdant Venue" - a festival you will find strangely familiar if you have ever visited any Green Gathering.

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.