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Alice Wheeldon

It is AGM time – all welcome…04th November…

Followed by a talk by Historian and Author Louise Raw – see EVENTS TAB, for details of both…

THIS PAGE NOW INCLUDES HYPERLINKS AND CLICKING ON PICTURES WILL TAKE YOU TO FULL ARTICLES AND OTHER  INTERESTING SITES

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.

WE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER, AND FIGHT TO CLEAR THE NAME OF ALICE WHEELDON – THIS REMAINS A MAJOR FOCUS OF THE GROUP

This year, Thursday 1st May 2014,  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

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:

Great granddaughter of framed WW1 peace campaigner visits UK:

http://www.theworldismycountry.info/

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,”

 OTHER EVENTS COMING UP:

PLEASE SEE EVENTS TAB FOR DETAILS OF THE ADAM HOCHSCHILD TALK (AT DERBY QUAD 22nd  OCTOBER 2014) THIS IS A MAJOR SCOOP FOR DERBY

Prior to this prestigious evening talk: In the afternoon, at 14.00, outside The Quad, Derby, there will be another chance to go on the guided “Alice Wheeldon history trail walk”.

Please see below for map/leaflet  (click on each and the file will download safely to you pc)

Walk1

Walk2a

THANKS

Recent events:

MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE

  • ON SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER, 2014: – at the West Indian Centre, Derby:  was an evening comprising a mix of talks, music and theatre…around 60 people attended.
  • PLEASE SEE THE “EVENTS” TAB  

PRIOR to this there was a WALK to commemorate the PENTRICH RISING (sometimes described as “Rebellion” or “Revolution” or “Uprising”). Some 40 people went on this excellent guided walk, which visited along the way: the niche Derby Gaol Museum and the church of St Werburg, Derby (see weblinks below) 

http://www.derbygaol.com/

http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/Ourchurches/Completelistofchurches/St-Werburghs-Church-Derby-Derbyshire/

There is a GALLERY page and TAB celebrating this occasion in photographs.