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NOSTALGIA: Home, not so sweet home, in Peterborough?

The recent history of Peterborough is synonymous with house building. In the 70s the New Town status saw new townships created and thousands of homes built.

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Peterborough city centre with the hustle and bustle of trams

12 things you never knew about Peterborough’s lost tram network

How best to deliver a public transport system is still a hot topic in most British cities.

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Freemans distribution centre from the Peterborough Archives.

The story of Freemans workers is brought to life on stage

All Wrapped Up in Westwood - a community play based on the experiences of people who worked at Freemans Distribution Centre in Peterborough - opens in the city on Thursday (26th).

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A Fowler & Sons

NOSTALGIA: A Peterborough family dynasty

Reader Tanya Craythorne came in with a treasure trove of old pictures that her grandfather David “Russell” Fowler, who recently celebrated his 95th birthday, handed to her in a large suitcase.

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NOSTALGIA: The Peterborough brickyards that rebuilt Britain

NOSTALGIA: The Peterborough brickyards that rebuilt Britain

Today’s pictures come courtesy of Forterra, formerly Hanson, which has a special place in the Peterborough area’s industrial history.

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Duke of Kent at Perkins engines 1987

NOSTALGIA: Perkins – Peterborough’s engine through the years

No telling of the Peterborough story would be complete without a significant chapter on Perkins.

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1912 Crescent Bridge taking shape

NOSTALGIA: Peterborough’s Crescent Bridge spanning the ages

Bridges are big news in Peterborough at the moment. There is a campaign to build a new foot/cycle bridge linking Fletton Quays to the city centre. Meanwhile there have been angry protests over the city council’s proposal to pull down Rhubarb Bridge.

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Peterborough's River Nene

NOSTALGIA: Is that a monkey on Peterborough’s riverbank?

This week’s Looking Back pictures are a mixed bag with pride of place going to a lovely view of the River Nene.

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Nostalgia: Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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HRH Princess Diana pictured on various visits to Peterborough.

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Princess Diana, the Queen of Hearts, and her impact of Peterborough 20 years on

Twenty years ago today the world woke up to the shocking news that Princess Diana had been killed in a car crash in Paris.

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HRH Prince Charles at the East of England show in Peterborough. Liz Clarke gives Charles a kiss whilst looking at one of the stalls

NOSTALGIA Royals and rain steal Peterborough’s East of England Show

Last week’s pictures of the East Of England Show proved very popular so this week I’m publishing another selection.

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1977 and The East of England Show is in full swing ENGEMN00120110624165415

LOOKING BACK: Nearly 200 years of the East of England Show

It used to be Peterborough’s biggest and most anticipated event, but all good things come to an end and changing times and tastes meant The East of England Show didn’t go on forever.

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Roger Stocks (75,) from Dogsthorpe, kindly sent in five views of  Peterborough he took in 1959

LOOKING BACK: Peterborough’s Park life and river views from 1959

Today’s pictures are all provided by Looking Back readers. Roger Stocks (75,) from Dogsthorpe, kindly sent in five views of Peterborough he took in 1959.

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A Northamptonshire yeomanry 1915  by Peterborough Station

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Peterborough’s war heroes

The poignant centenary commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele this week have reminded us all of the horrors of the Great War.

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St John's Church, Stanground

NOSTALGIA: Can you fill in the historical gaps in these Peterborough photos?

Today’s Looking Back pictures are a random yet fascinating snapshot of yesteryear Peterborough.

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The Freemans story

The Freemans story - it’s The Peterborough equivalent of Made in Dagenham

Since 2008 Eastern Angles Theatre Company has made a name for itself by producing quirky and entertaining plays about the history of Peterborough, and involving local people in the creation of their shows. Their next project ‘Delivered by Freemans’ is no exception.

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Can you identify these famous faces from Peterborough’s past?

Can you identify these famous faces from Peterborough’s past?

It’s quiz time for fans of our Nostalgia section!

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1900s Central Park bandstand

NOSTALGIA: Peterborough’s gone but not forgotten structures

Central Park is one of the city’s best loved amenities, and has been since it was created in 1875.

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Horse cabs at the Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough

NOSTALIGA: Familiar sights of changing Peterborough places

Today’s selection of pictures show several well-known city sites that have changed over the years, but still remain very recognisable.

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BMF parade in the 1980's ENGEMN00120120929090512

NOSTALGIA: A look back at Peterborough on parade

Peterborough loves a good parade and today’s Looking Back pictures are a random selection of some very different events from our past.

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