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Alice Wheeldon

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.

This is a short resume of an important event we held last year…

DERBY FESTIVAL OF PEACE AND JUSTICE: What Next?

What a lively bunch of people met on Saturday 14th September, 2013. We talked and listened, looked at a range of fabulous posters, videos and artifacts, sang and debated, and made plans for the future.

Karl and the Marx Brothers, Chris Butler, Robb Johnson, Rosa’s Lovely Daughters and Peggy Seeger entertained us. 70 people buzzed around in the day and almost 200 cheered the evening performance.

There’s lots coming up: join us, we appreciate your help.

NEXT: See “Events” section for more detail

Thursday 1st May 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

01/06/2014
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
THE CONDITION OF THE WORKING CLASS – A Film

Saturday 21st June: Derby Procession of Conscientious Objectors and Suffragettes

27/06/2014
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Anti Capitalist Road Show