1st March Women’s HERstory Month Derby


Next Saturday 1st March is the start of Women’s HERstory Month and the one-week countdown to Derby’s International Women’s Day (IWD) Festival. Hope you can join us for these events to explore women’s stories and spread the word about our IWD Festival (8th March):

Derby People’s History Group event in association with IWD Festival Derby: Walk to remember Alice Wheeldon.
Join us for a guided tour on Saturday, 1st March at 10.45am

* starting from the War Memorial outside the Guildhall
* to commemorate the life of Alice Wheeldon, the Derby suffragist & anti-war campaigner featured on Paxman’s Britain’s Great War (BBC).
* will include “safe houses” for Conscientious Objectors and lodgings for the infamous MI5 agent, Alex Gordon.
* the walk will end at the former home of Alice Wheeldon, in Pear Tree Road – lifts back to Derby city centre.
* should take about one and a half hours to allow for members of Derby People’s History Group to tell her story.

Alice Wheeldon was accused of plotting to poison the then Prime Minister David Lloyd George. It is believed that Alice and her family were framed by MI5 to raise sympathy for the Government and to act as a deterrent to the increasing numbers of people who were calling for an end to the war. Family members have spent years campaigning to clear her name.

Contact for further information :
Viv Ring of DPHG on 0755 727 1015 or email: derbypeoplesh@yahoo.co.uk

Back in the city centre there is also a Women’s HERstory Month event from 1-3pm from Vox Feminarum, Reel Vision Grassroots Film Festival at Derby Museum & Art Gallery with film screenings on women’s stories and discussions:

Hope to see you there! Spread the word, bring your friends!


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