Thanks to peo­ple who make a dif­fer­ence

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This week­end will see the fi­nal ser­vice at Pe­ter­bor­ough Cathe­dral for the Dean, the Very Rev­erend Charles Tay­lor. Charles, as he in­sists on be­ing called, has made a huge con­tri­bu­tion to the cathe­dral and city life. From his lead­er­ship on the 900 Ap­peal which aims to se­cure the fu­ture of the city’s most his­toric and iconic build­ing to his work in the com­mu­nity. He has been staunch in his sup­port for the city and all its res­i­dents and also a great friend to many. His leg­endary elo­quence and sense of hu­mour will be hugely missed. Along with his wife Cather­ine he was fre­quently the life and soul of many lo­cal events. This week the PT also re­ports on the im­mi­nent de­par­ture of some other lo­cal lu­mi­nar­ies. Charles Bright jewellers is about to have a ma­jor clos­ing down sale be­fore leav­ing its fa­mil­iar shop in St John’s Square. Roger Aron (72) who has owned the store with busi­ness part­ner Kevin Roberts since 1990 is re­tir­ing and with him will go the store that has graced the city cen­tre for a decade short of a cen­tury. Roger has con­trib­uted much to the city as a re­tailer and as a voice for progress. We are also say­ing farewell to Pi­geons Farm - any­one who has had young chil­dren in Pe­ter­bor­ough re­gion in the last decade will have doubt­less made a trip to an es­tab­lish­ment that brings back fond mem­o­ries to many. Own­ers Linda and Bob Moore are hang­ing up their wellies af­ter cre­at­ing a great at­trac­tion from what was a derelict site. The char­ac­ter of a city is as much about the peo­ple in it as the ar­chi­tec­ture and fa­cil­i­ties. In their own ways, all of these peo­ple de­serve our thanks for play­ing their part in en­rich­ing dif­fer­ent walks of lo­cal life.

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