Archive for the ‘Town Centre’ Category

Cowgate – Early 1980s

Looking towards the end of Cowgate, photographed by Chris Porsz, early 1980s.

January 30, 2015 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Brief History of the end of Cowgate

The following piece was written early 1970s so much of what it describes no longer exists: The End of Cowgate From the western side of the Crescent roundabout the pattern of the roads of sixty years ago can still be seen. Ahead is the end of Cowgate where the level crossing of the railway divided […]

January 29, 2015 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Bristol Lodekka Bus, Cowgate – 1974

A Bristol Lodekka FLF photographed just outside Sycamores, Cowgate – 1974

January 28, 2015 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Peterborough General Electric, Cowgate – 1956

Peterborough General Electric shop, photographed 1956.

January 27, 2015 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Cowgate, 1956

Cowgate, photographed during 1956.

January 24, 2015 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Cowgate – Early 1980s

Cowgate as photographed by Chris Porsz during the early 1980s

May 18, 2014 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Hillards and Hereward Radio, Bridge Street – 1980s

Hillards will be a name that is familiar with folks that have lived in Peterborough for many years. It was a shop quite similar to the likes of Tesco. It closed during the early 1980s and the site was eventually demlolished to make way for the Rivergate development that exists today. Hereward Radio that can […]

May 17, 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.

January 13, 2014 · 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.        

September 7, 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.

May 14, 2013 · 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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Church Street Refurbishment Work – September 2009

Here’s a photograph taken by Chris Porsz during September 2009. This shows part of the refurbishment work taking place on Church Street.  

June 23, 2012 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Church Street, Peterborough City Centre – 1970s

Photograph of Chruch Street during the mid to late 1970s, taken by Chris Porsz.

June 23, 2012 · Nik_W · No Comments
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St. Johns Church, Church Street, Peterborough City Centre – 1910

Photograph from an unknown source of St Johns Chruch, Church Street, Peterborough. Taken circa 1910

June 23, 2012 · Nik_W · No Comments
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Church Street, Peterborough City Centre – 1920s

A selection of photographs taken during the mid 1920s (possibly 1925) by Harold Thompson.

June 23, 2012 · Nik_W · No Comments
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