The third episode in this 4 part series is called the Darkest Hour. It shows how Germany's attempts to starve Britain into submission edged the nation close to defeat. Chloë Mason discusses her great grandmother, Alice Wheeldon's, role in opposing the war. This episode will be screened in the UK on BBC 1 at 21:00 on Monday 10 February. For more on the program click here.
The Alice Wheeldon Story: When Conscience Became a Casualty of War
Deirdre and Chloë Mason tell how in 1917 their grandparents and great grandmother were convicted of conspiracy to murder the British PM, David Lloyd George. Activists and feminists, unaware until 1987 of their heritage, Deirdre and Chloë uncovered blinding prejudice against a woman who opposed War, supported women's suffrage and the right to refuse to bear arms.
Time: 12:15pm-1:30pm Feb 20 Cost: $22/$16 Members incl sandwich lunch
Venue: Southern Function Room, Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street, Sydney
Bookings: Jessie Street National Womens Library www.nationalwomenslibrary.org.au 02 9571 5359
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This video is the full coverage of the Blue Plaque Ceremony in Derby on 1 May, with speeches by the Mayor of Derby, Lisa Higginbottom; Normanton Ward Councillor, Hardyal Dhindsa; Derby Civic Society, Alan Grimadell, and Alice Wheeldon's great granddaughters, Deirdre & Chloë Mason.
Sally Pepper meets the great-granddaughters of Alice Wheeldon from Derby who was sent to prison for plotting to kill the Prime Minister in 1917. They're over from Australia to carry on their campaign to clear her name and see a blue plaque unveiled in her honour.
A Derby suffragette accused of attempting to murder a prime minister is being honoured with a blue plaque. Her great-granddaughters, Deirdre and Chloe Mason, are visiting Derby for the ceremony.