LOOKING BACK: A view north

An aerial view looking north. Can you date the picture?

An aerial view looking north. Can you date the picture?

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This week’s Aerial View shows a recognisable but very different Peterborough from the one we know today.

The view looking north shows landmarks such as the Great Northern Hotel, the museum and Crescent Bridge have not altered in the intervening years.

A view fronm Crescent Bridge shows the demolition work preparing for Queensgate

A view fronm Crescent Bridge shows the demolition work preparing for Queensgate

“Queensgate’’ roundabout had been built although the centre had not yet been dug out.

The area where Queensgate shopping centre now stands had not yet been cleared dating the picture sometime in the early 70s.

Can anyone tell me when this picture was taken?

The old Perkins factory can be seen and Bourges Boulevard was a single (and, judging by the picture) a not very busy carriageway.

Old style taxis in Broadway.

Old style taxis in Broadway.

The picture taken from Crescent Bridge looks towards the city centre and shows a huge area where buildings have been demolished to make way for Queensgate shopping centre.

I wonder who the young mum was and what was perched on her child’s buggy?

The picture below is of Broadway complete with old-style taxis.

Tesco is in place and the Cannon cinema is still open. Sheltons store can be seen in the background. What year would you say this was?

The Co-operative store in Park Road

The Co-operative store in Park Road

The final two pictures feature scenes of Park Road including one of the old Co-operative store. Were these photographs taken in the 1970s?

Another view of Park Road

Another view of Park Road