Thanks to people who make a difference
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.