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February 2016:

We are looking forward to a talk by Andrew Whitehead (please see the “Future Campaigns” section in the side menu) on daughter of Derby Freda Bedi…and read on below…


Freda Bedi 


Friends Meeting House is the likely venue, so please keep an eye on the site (and our Facebook page) for updated information…

Andrew Whitehead, Historian and biographer will talk about a remarkable and courageous Derby woman, Freda Bedi.

She was born Freda Houlston in 1911, and was brought up in Littleover and educated at Parkfields Cedars.

Freda met and married a Sikh student while at university and made her life in India where she was active in nationalist and left-wing politics and even spent several months in jail.

Later, she was the first westerner to become a Tibetan Buddhist nun.

This is an illustrated talk about a Derby personality whose pioneering role in politics and religion is now being more widely acknowledged.

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In Progress…

– We are currently working on a new leaflet for our Alice Wheeldon Walk & Alice Wheeldon Cycle activities…and hope to place this in the Tourist Office, to better encourage self-guided access to this rich narrative of local history…