Marholm Church, 1920s

Marholm Chruch, photographed by Harold Thompson during the 1920s. Photograph supplied by Marcus Thompson.

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Marholm Chruch – 1920s

January 17, 2014 · Nik_W · No Comments
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The Old Peterborough District Hospital – Video

Here’s a video I stumbled across on Youtube. It was taken once the hospital had been vacated and features some stunning views.

January 13, 2014 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Cowgate – 1962

A view of Cowgate taken from Cathedral Square area. The side of the market can be seen on the right hand side. As always, click the image to view a larger version.

Thank you to Chris Allen for supplying this photograph.

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Cowgate – 1962

January 13, 2014 · Nik_W · No Comments
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The Flying Scotsman, Walton Crossing – 1962 (Updated)

Pictured here is the Walton crossing as it used to be back in 1962. The loco was thought to be the Flying Scotsman but we have received a couple of messages saying it is not. It could in fact be either a Great Western “King” class or a double chimneyed GWR “Castle” class (thank you to Roger).

Thanks to Chris Allen for supplying the photograph.

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The Flying Scotsman, Walton Crossing – 1962

September 11, 2013 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Cathedral Square, 1962

Thanks to a local guy, Chris Allen, we have been able to get our hands on some cracking old photographs of Peterborough. First up are three shots of Cathedral Square during 1962.  Don’t forget to click the image to enlarge.

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Cathedral Square, 1962

 

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Cathedral Square, 1962

 

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Cathedral Square 1962

 

 

September 7, 2013 · Nik_W · No Comments
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‘Sunny Hunny’ Hunstanton – 1920s

Here we have 3 fantastic photographs, supplied by Marcus Thompson, of Hunstanton taken in the 1920s. (click to view larger images).

 

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May 19, 2013 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Horrells Dairies Newspaper Advertisement – 1982

Anyone who has lived in Peterborough long enough will remember the fleet of blue/white Horrells milk floats that used to deliver our milk. When this advertisement was placed with the Evening Telegraph back in 1982, Horrells were still going strong.

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1982 Horrells Dairies Peterborough

May 19, 2013 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Odeon Cinema, Broadway – 1937

The Odeon cinema pictured around the time it opened, which was September 1937. The Odeon closed it’s doors in 1991 but the building still remains.

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1937 Odeon
Peterborough

May 16, 2013 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Bridge Street – Prince of Wales Visit – Early 1920s

Here’s a great view of Bridge Street a few years before it was redeveloped into a much wider street. This photo would have been taken from Long Causeway looking towards Bridge Street. At the time, preparations were being made for a Royal visit.

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1920s Bridge Street Prince of Wales Visit

May 14, 2013 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Browns Butchers Newspaper Ad – 1982

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1982 Browns Butchers Peterborough

May 12, 2013 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Bretton Centre – 1981

Here we have two photographs of Bretton Centre from 1981. They both show the main bus stop at the centre. The area has had quite a revamp since these were taken but this road does still exist as does the bus stop.

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Bretton Centre Bus Stop – 1981

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Bretton Centre – 1981

 

 

March 15, 2013 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Woolworths Newspaper Advert – 1982

Sadly, Woolworth no longer exists on the high street but here is a newspaper advertisement from 1982 when Woolies were very popular, especially for the pick and mix sweets!

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Woolworth Peterborough Advert – 1982

March 8, 2013 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Rear of Peter Brotherhood Factory – 1978

This shot of the railway running behind the Peter Brotherhood factory was taken in 1978. The factory no longer exists on this site, during the 1990s the area was redeveloped into a shopping/retail site. During 2012 the area was yet again redeveloped, remaining as a retail site.

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Peter Brotherhoods – 1978

March 2, 2013 · Nik_W · One Comment
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Inter City 125 Peterborough Station – 1983

It’s a shame this photograph wasn’t in colour as the blue and yellow livery of the Inter City 125 looked great back in the day. The Great Northern Hotel can be seen on the right hand side in the background of this photo and the old Royal Mail sorting office can be seen on the left hand side.

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Inter City 125 at Peterborough Station – 1983

March 1, 2013 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Peterborough Power Station – 1977

The power station can be seen in the background of this photograph. It was demolished during the 1980s and the land was redeveloped to make way for Rivergate.

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Peterborough Power Station – 1977

February 28, 2013 · Nik_W · No Comments
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