A public meeting presented by
Remembering the Real World War 1
Speakers: Chloe Mason and Sheila Rowbotham
Monday 28th September, 2015
Studio 1 & 2, First Floor, MSHED, Princes Wharf,
Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN
In 1917, socialist, feminist and anti-war activist, Alice Wheeldon, her daughter Winnie and husband Alf Mason were given long prison sentences for supposedly plotting to kill the Prime Minister Lloyd George and Arthur Henderson, the leader of the Labour Party.
Chloe Mason, the great granddaughter of Alice Wheeldon, is leading a campaign to have the case recognised as a miscarriage of justice and to clear the names of Alice and other family members.
Sheila Rowbotham, renowned historian and feminist, has recently authored a new edition of her classic The Friends of Alice Wheeldon which presents her continuing research into the case.
Sheila and Chloe will discuss the new evidence they have uncovered, the issues it raises and its bearing on the ongoing campaign.
More information about the meeting and some of the background to the issues involved can be found on this page Justice For Alice Wheeldon!