To celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March there was an event taking place at the Peterborough Town Hall on Saturday 5th March which had been organised by the Peterborough Trades Union Council. As Women’s Officer for the Eastern No 5 Branch I organised along with the Regional Women’s Committee for the CWU to have stall on the day to raise awareness.
I had input from Sue Lewis and Paul Moffat leading up to the day to assist in obtaining merchandise and to also arrange volunteers for the day.
On the day there was myself, Sue Lewis, Sally-Ann Cohen, Esther Robinson and Linda Roy. Amanda Hill came to help set up the stall. Dennis Smith came for a while to show his support.
The day started off being opened by Gillian Beasley from Peterborough City Council and the theme of the day was influential women of Peterborough from the past, present and the future.
There were then speakers from SERTUC (Megan Dobney), The Green Backyard project (Sophie Anotonelli), Civil Engineering (Nicola Oldfield), poetry by Charley Genever and Keely Mills.
There was traditional music played throughout the day and also light refreshments were on sale too.
Information stands were located around the town hall to provide advice on women’s issues.
All involved believed the day was a success and it gave us opportunities to speak to different people. It was a good networking exercise and will help us in the future should we need speakers on the above subjects.
I have added some photographs from the day so you can see how it went.