I would like to introduce myself as the new mumsnet Peterborough editor. I can’t believe I have just written that. This is my dream. I love looking for new ‘things to do’ and will be adding lots of ideas and reviews over the coming months.

I am Pauline, a mum of one and live locally. I love to eat out and spend time with my family on low cost days out.

If you have an idea for a review or ideas for ‘what’s on’ in October/November , please do get in touch with me on peterborough@mumsnetlocal.com

I hope you find the information I share useful and I look forward to finding out what’s going on in Peterborough  for the Autumn/Winter months


kind regards




Ten Reasons to Visit… Suffolk

Looking for some trip ideas? Check out some great ideas in our neighbouring county Suffolk.

The Millers Tale

The Mumsnet ‘Ten Reasons to Visit’ series focuses on Suffolk this month and we have had a great time researching and compiling some fabulous local attractions for you to visit. Let us know what you think!

bramfield Crinkle Crankle walls at Bramfield

(1) Best Thing About the Area

With its crinkle crankle walls, a House in the Clouds and the Nutshell – the smallest pub in the land, Suffolk is no ordinary place and we don’t do things by halves. Bucolic scenery we have in abundance – miles of heritage coastlines stretching from Lowestoft in the North East to Felixstowe, acres of forests and watery wildlife reserves such as Minsmere – home to BBC Springwatch and our scenic country walks, eulogised by many of Britains best nature writers. We also do culture well too with historic small towns packed with independent shops, theatres and other arts activities and the larger county…

View original post 1,821 more words

Vivacity Archives wins Heritage Lottery Fund Skills for the Future programme bid

Exciting news arrived in my inbox this week from Vivacity Archives.

Vivacity Archives is delighted to announce it is part of a partnership scheme that will benefit from a shared £1m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) under its Skills for the Future programme. This enables the Vivacity Archives department to offer fully-funded trainee posts from 2014-15 and 2016-17.

The overall scheme was organised by The National Archives, who received the grant of nearly £1m from the HLF. Vivacity is delighted to have been selected as one of the partners in the scheme.

Each traineeship at Vivacity Archives will run for a year, and in the first instance trainees will be helping to run a project involving local people cataloguing the historic records of the Soke of Peterborough Council dating from the Victorian period.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is interested in a career in archives, museums or heritage to get hands-on work experience for a year,” explains Richard Hunt, Vivacity Archives Manager. “Our project will unlock one of the most important archive collections relating to the growth of Peterborough in the Victorian period.”

For more information about Vivacity Archives, call 01733 864 160 or email archives.services@vivacity-peterborough.com. For further details visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com. To find out more about The National Archives take a look at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk