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Residents invited to poignant events

22 March 2023

Residents who lost loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic are being invited to a series of a poignant remembrance events.

The Mayor of Peterborough, Cllr Alan Dowson, has organised three events next month aimed at giving people an opportunity to say a goodbye to their loved ones with others.

The first event takes place at the Quaker meeting house in Thorpe Road, Peterborough on Sunday 16 April from 2pm until 4pm.

There will be refreshments and a small remembrance service including a performance from local classical singer Gabriella. Due to restrictions on numbers, spaces are limited to 25 (two people per family).

Invitations should be sought by contacting The Mayor’s office on 01733 452319 or by emailing

On Monday April 17 and Tuesday April 18, Cllr Dowson is inviting anyone who suffered a loss during Covid to join him for refreshments in the Mayor's Parlour at Peterborough Town Hall from 10 am - 12 pm each day.

Refreshments will be available and guests will be invited to sign a book of remembrance. A wall of remembrance red hearts will also be available for people to sign.

Cllr Dowson, the Mayor of Peterborough, said: “There are many families who suffered a loss during Covid and did not have the opportunity to say goodbye personally, due to the restrictions in place at the time. These events are a small attempt to compensate for that loss.

“Anyone who comes along will be guaranteed a warm welcome and a chance to remember loved ones and share their experiences. I look forward to welcoming people to all three events.”

Invitation should be sought by contacting the Mayor's Office on 01733 452319 or by emailing as numbers for this event are restricted.