Two webcams were
installed in UK's Silicon Valley (M4 corridor), one at Venture West in
New Greenham Park looking out over Greenham
Common (right), from the building which used to be the Command Centre
for the former US military airbase near Newbury, Berkshire.
Common is now run by a partnership between Greenham
Common Trust and West Berkshire Council. The successful development
of New Greenham Park,
a business park occupying the vacated buildings from the former military
base has enabled Greenham
Common Trust to support the restoration and conservation of the very
particular landscape and wildlife habitat of Greenham
This camera at Greenham Common remained in place intermittently for 12
months, harvesting images over the course of the year from April 2005.
Each image has been collected from top to bottom and left to right in
horizontal bands continuously, with different tonal horizontal bands recording
fluctuations in light and movement throughout the day and with broad bands
of black depicting nighttime. Stray pixels appear in the image where a
bird, person, car or other unidentifiable object may have passed in front
of the webcam as the pixel was captured.
A selection of these images can be found in the Fenlandia archive.
fenlandia at Greenham
Common was realised with additional support from SCAN
and featured in Close
Proximity at New
Greenham Arts in 2005
A second camera was installed in February 2005 in Bracknell,