Peterborough Bridge Fair – Early 1980s

Three wonderful colour photographs of the Bridge Fair taken by Chris Porsz during the early 1980s.

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Cowgate – Early 1980s

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

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Cowgate – Early 1980s

Cowgate as photographed by Chris Porsz during the early 1980s

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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 […]

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Newspaper Advertisement – Bull Hotel

Bull Hotel advert found in a local newspaper during 1982

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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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Browns Butchers Newspaper Ad – 1982

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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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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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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 […]

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Peterborough Station & Royal Mail – 1985

In this photograph the Royal Mail sorting office can be seen on the left. Approximately 15 years later, the sorting office was relocated to a much bigger premises on the outskirts of Peterborough.

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Peterborough Rail Station – 1987

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Infamous Vimto Photograph

This photograph has done the rounds in various national publications as Chris Porsz managed to contact the couple in the photograph and arranged a reunion photograph to be taken which can be seen below.

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