Popular Peterborough dance teacher dies aged 102.

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A popular dance teacher who taught hundreds of people in Peterborough to take their first dancing steps has died aged 102.

Kathleen Munford died at Peterborough City Hospital last month.

Kathleen moved to March from London in 1968, and has lived in the Peterborough area ever since.

Children from Peterborough travelled to her in March when she first moved for dance and drama lessons. Very soon she opened the Kathleen Munford School of Dance which was originally based at Westgate United Reformed Church in Peterborough and from the sixties to the eighties she was a very prominent figure in this area. The school eventually transferred to St Marks Church Hall on Lincoln Road and continued to expand.

Kathleen retired to Thrapston in the early eighties and many of her keen drama students continued to visit her at home for their lessons.

She eventually moved to Oundle where she resided for over thirty years. Due to her love of history, she became a Guide at Elton Hall and subsequently Southwick Hall.

A funeral service, which all former pupils are invited to attend, will take place at Peterborough Crematorium, on Wednesday, June 10 at noon.