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Films and Videos Telling HERstory

1. Alice Wheeldon Blue Plaque  2013

Published on 15 May 2013

This video records the unveiling of the Blue Plaque for Alice Wheeldon at 12 Peartree Road, Derby on 1 May 2013

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2. 100 Years of Women in Policing

Published on 6 Oct 2015

This year marks a century since female police officers were granted the power of arrest in the UK – and we’ve created this short film to celebrate the occasion.

The video features interviews with retired police officers and gives an insight into the conditions women worked in years ago, the varying demands placed on them when they first joined, the patchwork uniforms they had and the initiations they faced from their male counterparts.

It also includes interviews with current-serving officers to show just how far Derbyshire Constabulary has come over the last few decades, and the wealth of opportunities now available to officers, regardless of their gender. 

To find out more about the history of women in policing and how we have celebrated the 100-year milestone, visit

3. Fallen Women

Published on 7 Jun 2016

Little is known about the unmarried mothers who had their babies taken in by London’s Foundling Hospital in the nineteenth century. This short film explores the predicament of these ‘blank mothers’, drawing on documents and images from ‘The Fallen Woman’, a recent exhibition at the Foundling Museum curated by Birkbeck’s Professor Lynda Nead. Using views of the historic interiors of the museum, contemporary accounts and the words of the mothers that were recorded by the Hospital committee, it seeks to reimagine the experience of these women. The film was made by Lily Ford during an AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellowship at Birkbeck.

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4. I Can't Keep Quiet

This song was sung by Nadia at Derby and Derbyshire Inspirational Women Awards at which the Deeds Not Words Towards Liberation Heritage Project was launched on March 4th 2017.  The song became the anthem for the global marches which took place on January 21st 2017. Here the song is sun by its originator MILCK Aand a 1300 strong choir. It is the perfect song for so many reasons! Note the Pussy Hats being worn by many people in the choir.


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5. Winning The Vote For Women
7. Her Name Was...
6. Winning The Vote For Women
8. Bad Romance Parody: Women's Suffrage (w/ subtitles)
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