About us

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.

What a lively bunch of people met on Saturday 14th September. 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.

Wednesday 16th October: Open Organising Meeting at Friends Meeting House

Saturday 12th October Derby Coop with Tanya Moon, Derby Museum 11am.

Tuesday 26th November  A Cruel Silence: The Silk Mill and sabotage

Tuesday 14th January Heritage Lottery Funding/War and Peace Group

Thursday 1st May Rededication of Blue Plaque

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