Sun 29th April 2012
A queen, a war heroine, a nurse, a butter seller, a Saxon princess, a woman who tried to introduce inoculation long before anyone else. Rich and poor, eccentric and humble, find out about the women who touched Peterborough with this fascinating walk.
Discover the story Lady Mary Wortley Montague, who brought a method of inoculating people against the killer disease smallpox back from her remarkable travels in Turkey. Find out the truth behind the propaganda in the story of Edith Cavell, a nurse who was shot for helping British soldiers escape from behind enemy lines during World War I. These and many more remarkable stories will be told on this walk.
The tour starts from outside Peterborough Museum. Tickets can be pre-bought from the Destination Centre, or bought on the day from the tour guide. Tickets cost £5 or £3 concessions.
This tour takes place on:
Sun 29 Apr
Sun 5 Aug
Find out more and book tickets: http://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/event/women-of-peterborough-tour or call 01733 864663.
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