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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– 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…