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Alice Wheeldon

 

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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…

:ALICE WHEELDON EVENT

May we also draw your attention to an event taking place imminently in London, concerning Alice Wheeldon, as follows

 

AW London Event

CELEBRATING ALICE WHEELDON
7.30pm, Thursday 2 October 2014
Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, London NW5 2RX (tube: Kentish Town)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/735166689889273/

An evening celebrating the anti-war activists of 1914-1918 with pictures, poetry, song and talks.

Featuring Chloe Mason – the great granddaughter of socialist, pacifist, suffragist and second-hand clothes dealer Alice Wheeldon,imprisoned in 1917 for the alleged attempted murder of Lloyd George – who will be joining us to talk about the campaign to clear Alice’s name, as well as that of Alice’s daughter Winnie and son-in-law Alfred Mason (who were convicted alongside her).

Free event. All welcome.

http://www.theworldismycountry.info/

 :OTHER EVENTS COMING UP

It is nearly the Anniversary of DERBY FESTIVAL OF PEACE AND JUSTICE, which was held Sunday 14th September, 2013.

We are in the process, now, of preparing for another major event entitled:

  • MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE” ON SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER, 2014: – to be held at Derby West Indian Centre:  The program is now complete, and it comprises a mix of talks, music and theatre…which should be rich enough to both inform and entertain everyone – SO DO JOIN US
  • PLEASE SEE “EVENTS” for full details of the event, which will download to your computer when “clicked”…

PRIOR to this there will be a WALK to commemorate the PENTRICH RISING (sometimes described as “Rebellion” or “Revolution” or “Uprising”)

So, the event will start 15.00-16.30 (approx): PENTRICH WALK – with a guide. 

  • Saturday 11th October – Meet outside the Guildhall.

  • Guided walk through Derby, to see historic sites where the revolutionaries were imprisoned, tried and executed, and the government “spy”, Oliver stayed.
  • The walk  will  follow Iron Gate, St Mary’s Gate, pass by St Werburg’s Church (below) and go up Friar Gate towards St Helen’s House before returning to The Market Place. People with cars may like to consider where they are best to park , so as to be able to set off to the West Indian Centre (below) most easily

 

  •  It will finish circa 4.30 pm.

Meet at West Indian Centre from 17.00, where food will be available to buy.

18.00-22.00 (approx) various talks, acts, music and poetry.

A superb event lies ahead, organised on the theme of “Miscarriages of Justice”

See EVENTS for details of this occasion

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  N.B: PLEASE SEE EVENTS TAB FOR DETAILS OF ANOTHER FORTHCOMING EVENING WHICH PROMISES TO BE VERY INTERESTING – THANKS