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Mary Rainey


On 8th March 2011 at Peterborough Women’s Centre the Conference room will be dedicated to Mary Rainey.

Mary was instramental in setting up the Womens Centre at Peterborough and she had also received a Lifetime Achievement Award for years of work in the city.  Mary passed away in February 2010.

Some of her achievements during her lifetime she was a Teacher, Councillor, City Mayor, Wife and Mother.

During an interview with the Peterborough ET Mary said she had wanted to create a supporting environment where women could be not just supported but also empowered.

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Peterborough Museum


As part of our ‘Hands on History Women Who Shaped Peterborough’ course we were treated to a tour of Peterborough with a guide from Peterborough Museum. The museum which is currently closed for renovation runs city tours and is also looks at other ways to get out into the community. I have taken my family to the museum previously and staff in costume fascinated the children. I look forward to their reopening and hope that during their closure they will continue to organize events (especially during the school holidays).

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