Archive for August, 2012

British Sugar Factory, Oundle Road, Peterborough – 1970s & 1980s

Most people will remember the smell of the British Sugar factory each year, it’s definately something I do not miss! The photographs below were taken by Chris Porsz during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The factory no longer exists and has since been replaced with shops and homes. The factory itself was featured in […]

August 30, 2012 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Sodastream Factory, Woodston, Peterborough – 1980

The Sodastream factory photographed 1980, Woodston, Peterborough. Photo supplied by Chris Barron. During the early 1980s, Sodastream would have been a very busy plant. I worked for a company that produced the gas cylinders (that was based across the road from Sodastream)  during the early 1990s and it was a busy place then, but most […]

August 29, 2012 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Orton Goldhay/Orton Centre, Peterborough – 1980

These three interesting photographs show the fairly new build of Orton Centre and Orton Goldhay, 1980 and how the area looks today. There was a lot of development in the area at the time and even I remember as a young child going to work with a friend of the family who was in the […]

August 28, 2012 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Robert Sayle Fire Aftermath, Cowgate, Peterborough – 1956

These photographs were taken after the fire of 1956 that destroyed the two Robert Sayle buildings in Cowgate, Peterborough. Further details about the fire can be found on the Peterborough Telegraph website at the following link: Robert Sayle Fire, Cowgate, Peterborough Feature

August 23, 2012 · Nik_W · No Comments
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