A VETERAN peace campaigner will be in Ludlow to tell her story.

Rebecca Johnson was born at Lower Bromdon Farm near Ludlow, and she lived at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp for five years during the 1980s and helped women’s groups in the Balkan wars where she also drove aid trucks.

The Peace Camps were in protest at US nuclear weapons in the United Kingdom.

As a committed feminist peace activist, academic and author, she has worked on several nuclear and security treaties and UN resolutions.

In this year’s Olivier Peace Lecture, she will give an illustrated talk reflecting on her life and work, including the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in 2017, for which she shared in the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

In establishing ICAN in Geneva, she was its first president, and still serves on ICAN’s international steering group. She continues to oppose all forms of violence and militarism, campaigning with Women in Black, CND and Million Women Rise.

Her talk has been organised by Ludlow Quakers and will be at the Methodist Church in the town on Wednesday, November 6 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 for people aged 18 or over and the event is free for younger people. Contact John Cherry jcherry58@yahoo.co.uk or get a ticket at the door.