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What is Derby Peoples’ History (DPH)?
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.
WE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER, AND FIGHT TO CLEAR THE NAME OF ALICE WHEELDON – THIS REMAINS A MAJOR FOCUS OF THE GROUP.
You will find a synopsis of “Alice’s Story” located under the “Articles” Tab (see above).
The “Articles & Music” tab above, includes a video of Robb Johnson playing his very moving song about Alice…
Please see, also: www.alicewheeldon.org
For reading and information in greater detail about Alice, her family and the ongoing campaign.
In May, 2013, the City of Derby recognised the circumstances behind Alice’s treatment by the Government of the time and a blue plaque was dedicated to her memory and her courageous stance as a person of conscience in relation to war.
A video showing the full coverage of the Blue Plaque Ceremony in Derby on 1 May, with speeches by the Mayor of Derby, Lisa Higginbottom; Normanton Ward Councillor, Hardyal Dhindsa; Derby Civic Society, Alan Grimadell, and Alice Wheeldon’s great granddaughters, Deirdre & Chloë Mason. can be found here:
There was a walk and also a bike ride to CELEBRATE and there will be a repeat event on 03rd May 2015: please click on the events tab, and see further download links below
There is a tab dedicated to this occasion, and the two activities, and information is provided
Our concern with the the issue (or theme) of conscience in relation to war, is further reflected in the “ARTICLES” section/tab, with a piece from the Derby Telegraph which may prove of interest…
Please also see the link below (click) for information on a recent event in London:
The Alice Wheeldon Walk:
This is something we run, from time to time, most recently with Chloe Mason (22nd, October, 2014).
You can undertake a self-guided walk, by downloading this leaflet:
The leaflet explains tells Alice’s story in brief, and gives information regarding relevant local places of interest.
STOP PRESS: you will also be able to undertake a self-guided bicycle ride (at your own risk of course) using the information and links below…but you are strongly encouraged to join in our next celebratory event on 003rd May – thanks
Deirdre &Chloe Mason the great-granddaughters of Alice Wheeldon frequently visit the UK:
Chloe Mason said: “The campaign to clear the names of Alice Wheeldon and our grandparents, Alf and Win Mason, takes on a new relevance as our countries prepare themselves to fight another foreign war. Alice Wheeldon stood up for what she believed in, defying the full resources of the Government being deployed against her. Her story illustrates how “In war, truth is the first casualty,”
EVENTS COMING UP:
A writer and historian. Working at the University of Oxford where she is a Fellow of St Hilda’s College and lectures on modern British history. She writes on class, inequality, working-class history, feminism and women’s lives in modern Britain. You can follow her on Twitter: @selina_todd.
The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class
Wednesday, 1st April at Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham (www.fiveleavesbookshop.co.uk)
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – see events
New event – as part of the:
SEE EVENTS TAB (top of the page) for details of a unique opportunity to be a part of and contribute to a local history archive
Saturday 4 April
10:30 – 17:00
Cost: FREE, Drop in
Tuesday 21st April, 7.30 “History and Principles of the NHS”: Sally Ruane: St Mary’s Church Hall.
Sally Ruane – Deputy Director Health Policy Research Unit / Principal Lecturer, De Montfort University
People may like to know that Sally is a Prime mover in the “Keep Our NHS Public” Campaign, against the creeping (or is it actually galloping?) Privatisation of OUR NHS.
Why not click on the video below to hear Sally speaking in public during the Summer of 2014, during the epic”People’s March for the NHS”
Remembering the NHS:
Do you have any memories of the health service BEFORE the NHS? (Before 1948)
What was it like?
Do you remember the first decade of the new NHS?
We’d love your Stories and photos for an Exhibition.
Please come along on Tuesday 21st April, between 6.30 and 7.30 to St Mary’s Centre and share those Stories.
Sunday 03rd May Bike Ride for Alice Wheeldon
This event is now planned and details are available, below. All documents here will download to your PC, when you click on them.
Derby Peoples History Group is pleased to be associated with:
With particular reference to Whitworks approach to Conscientious Objection and Alice Wheeldon…
Visit Whitworks Facebook page at:
On Thursday 26th February, 2015:
“United We Stand” – A play: by Townsend Productions, who delivered the sell-out “We Will Be Free!”-the Tolpuddle Martyrs Story, last year at the Guildhall:
This event was organised by UCATT the Union and DPHG.
*NOTE: Please see the Observer Review from October 2014, see the header
[Click on the blue text, once you have opened the “United We Stand” header page/TAB above, and a copy of the Review will download to your PC, in addition if you click on the small icon of the Flyer a larger version will open on your PC]