Millfield, Peterborough

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Millfield is residential area of the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. For electoral purposes it comprises the main part of Peterborough Central ward. A multicultural area, the Faidhan-e-Madina Mosque opened in nearby New England in 2003.[1] The area has at times seen high racial tensions and disturbances,[2] most notably in September 2001 when teenager Ross Parker was murdered by a gang of Muslims of Pakistani origin, in an unprovoked racially motivated attack.[3]

Gladstone and The Beeches County Primary and Queens Drive Infant schools are located in the area; following the closure of nearby Deacon's School in July 2007, secondary pupils attend the flagship Thomas Deacon Academy which opened in September 2007.

The area falls within the ecclesiastical parish of Saint Mark (Lincoln Road) with Saint Barnabas (Taverners Road). The former Italian Catholic mission church of Saint Joseph (San Giuseppe) was run by the Scalabrini Fathers for many years and the adjacent nursery, which opened in 1977, was originally run by the missionary sisters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mosque due to open in Peterborough BBC News, 20 January 2003
  2. ^ Patrols to quell violent clashes BBC News, 20 May 2004
  3. ^ Reville, Matthew Murdered Ross Parker remembered 10 years on Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 22 September 2011

Coordinates: 52°35′14″N 0°14′57″W / 52.58722°N 0.24917°W / 52.58722; -0.24917