Heritage & Culture

Women of Peterborough

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 the life of this city with this fascinating walk

Discover the story of 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 is on 6 July at 2 pm, and starts from outside Peterborough Museum. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment – please contact Peterborough Museum on 01733 864663 or email


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