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What is Derby Peoples’ History?

DPH attempts to rediscover the past of Derby’s ordinary people, what they did individually and collectively to make the world a better place.

We meet regularly and collect the memories of local people and mark significant events.  We are open to  requests for ideas for discussion, meetings and action.

It is nearly the Anniversary of DERBY FESTIVAL OF PEACE AND JUSTICE, which was held Sunday 14th September, 2013.

We are in the process, now, of preparing for another major event entitled:

  • MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE” ON SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER, 2014: – to be held at Derby West Indian Centre:  The program is now complete, and it comprises a mix of talks, music and theatre…which should be rich enough to both inform and entertain everyone – SO DO JOIN US!
  • PLEASE SEE “EVENTS” for full details of the event, which will download to your computer when “clicked”…

PRIOR to this there will be a WALK to commemorate the PENTRICH RISING (sometimes described as “Rebellion” or “Revolution” or “Uprising”)

So, the event will start 15.00-16.30 (approx): PENTRICH WALK – with a guide. 

  • Saturday 11th October – Meet outside the Guildhall.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Guided walk through Derby, to see historic sites where the revolutionaries were imprisoned, tried and executed, and the government “spy”, Oliver stayed.
  • The walk  will  follow Iron Gate, St Mary’s Gate, and go up Friar Gate, before returning to St Werburg’s Church, below. 

 

  •  It will finish circa 4.30 pm.

 

 

 

 

Meet at West Indian Centre from 17.00, where food will be available to buy.

18.00-22.00 (approx) various talks, acts, music and poetry.

A superb event lies ahead, organised on the theme of “Miscarriages of Justice”

Watch this space for updates and further details  to follow 

 

 

WE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER, AND FIGHT TO CLEAR THE NAME OF ALICE WHEELDON – THIS REMAINS A MAJOR FOCUS OF THE GROUP:

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Alice Wheeldon                                                         

This year, Thursday 1st May 2014,  saw the Rededication of Alice’s Blue Plaque

There was a walk and also a bike ride to CELEBRATE 

There is a tab dedicated to this occasion, and the two activities, and information is provided

ARTICLES OF INTEREST – From DET (Click on pictures below to visit DET online for complete article…)

The working man’s hero whose jail sentence led to protest in the streets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conscientious objectors shunned for their beliefs