LOOKING BACK: Council’s key role in Peterborough’s history

Like it or not, Peterborough City Council plays a big part in all of our lives.

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LOOKING BACK: Old Scarlett were riding high

Pictured 30 years ago is the Old Scarlett football team that played in the Sunday Mid-Anglia League. The shot was taken before a 5-0 Premier Division win over UTA. The scorers were John Brennan (2), Liam Burrows, Vinny Hefferon and Andrew Burrows. From the left are, back, Martin Bayford, Alan Beasley, Peter Tonks, Mark Shinn, Barry Pritchard, Al Truman, Paul Lane, Melvyn Barker, front, Andrew Burrows, Nicky West, Vinny Hefferon, Liam Burrows, Stuart Cole and John Brennan.

LOOKING BACK: Telegraph better than Anglia Television

LOOKING BACK: Telegraph better than Anglia Television

Pictured 30 years ago are the two teams that took part in an Evening Telegraph v Anglia TV golf challenge match at Peterborough Milton. The ET won 3-1 thanks to Ian Macfarlane/Geoff Emery (7&6), Barry Norman/Jim Clarkson (3&2) and Alun Probert/Alan Donaldson (4&3). From the left are, back, Alun Probert, Brian Green, Les Sherwood, Barry Norman, Stuart Galbraith, Ken Proctor, Alan Donaldson, Jim Clarkson, Bernie Howson, Neil Speight, front, Ian Arthurton, Dave Bussey, Ian Macfarlane, Vic Birtles, Geoff Emery and Dave Whiting.

Remember when children used to play outdoors?

10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

A view of the city taken in 1985

LOOKING BACK: Panoramas of Peterborough

This week’s Looking Back is an Aerial View special and features three splendid panoramic pictures of the city.

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LOOKING BACK: Fenman given a whipping by the White Horse

Pictured 30 years ago is the Fenman B darts team. They played in Division One of the John Smith’s League and certainly weren’t one of the better teams in the division. They are pictured before suffering a crushing 7-0 defeat at the hands of the White Horse, Market Deeping, who were the league leaders. From the left are, back, Andrew Taylor, Stan Hotchkiss, Dave Ward, Steve Head, front, John Dodds, David Tubb and Suzanne Day.

Horsing around at the 1994 beer festival

LOOKING BACK: Beer festival memories

Another year, another successful Peterborough Beer Festival. The annual mass knees-up at the Embankment has once again proved to be one of the city’s premier leisure events.

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LOOKING BACK: Rain denies Town seconds a win

Pictured 30 years ago is the Peterborough Town Cricket Club second XI before a South Lincs League game against Spalding. Town were 96-0 in reply to Spalding’s 127-6 when the match was abandoned because of rain. Peter Dale was 44 not out and Dave Walding 45 not out. From the left are, back, Pat Fiksen, Dave Walding, Brian Horner, Peter Plant, Mark Login, Dave Fiksen, Peter Dale, front, Steve Jennings, James Dobney, Paul Parker, Adam Drake and Ian Henderson.

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Turning dreams into concrete

Parkways and Peterborough are synonymous and the city’s road system is the envy of many towns and cities where travel speeds have been reduced to snail’s pace.

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Market Place before it became Cathedral Square

LOOKING BACK: Don’t be square, it’s the place to be

It seems everybody in Peterborough has a view on Cathedral Square. The centrepiece of the city centre it underwent a multi-million pound revamp a few years back which saw the controversial introduction of the fountains.

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LOOKING BACK: Ton-up Barry sees the old boys to victory

Pictured above 30 years ago is the Old Deaconians cricket team that beat Deacon’s School by 21 runs in the annual Huggard Trophy match. Barry Morris was the star of the show for the old boys as he made 100 not out in a total of 173-5.From the left are, back, Colin Davison, Norman Saltmarsh, Paul Stimpson, Martin Hings, Lionel Butler, Stuart Butler, Carol Jeffs, front, Lou Scott, Ian Chilvers, Paul Bowes, Dave McQuillen, Colin Slater and Barry Morris.

1955 Westwood train crash

LOOKING BACK: Lucky escape for train passengers

Peterborough is a proud railway city and a key stop on the East Coast main line, one of the most important transport links in the country.

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LOOKING BACK: It’s a Jubilee derailment

Pictured is the British Rail side beaten by Nenedale in the final of the Jubilee Shield competition at Bretton Gate 30 years ago.

Andy Plowright top-scored for Rail with 35 as they made 89-7 off their 20 overs. Nenedale won by eight wickets with nearly three overs left.

From the left are, back, Bob Feek, Dave Riches, Adrian Lee, A. Rashid, Graham Plowright, Andy Plowright, front, John Clifton, Gordon Rowell, Phil Marchant, Danny Horgan and Neil Pope.

Is this a Northam Star team? What was the trophy?

LOOKING BACK: Can you fill in the Northern Star blanks?

Peterborough Northern Star is a well known name on the local sporting scene and the club has been in touch as it is undergoing a project to document its history.

LOOKING BACK: More Jubilee joy for Nenedale

LOOKING BACK: More Jubilee joy for Nenedale

Pictured is the Nenedale cricket team after winning the Jubilee Shield 30 years ago for the fourth year on the trot.

Freemans Factory

NOSTALGIA: Peterborough’s places of work in times gone by

The world of work and commerce feature again in today’s selection of pictures.

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The elephant in the room at a Peterborough press ball.

LOOKING BACK: The elephant in the room

I’ve heard the phrase “elephant in the room’’ but I’d never seen the picture... until now! Emma Riley got in touch in the hope we can provide some answers about the picture which was taken at a Peterborough Press Ball.

The Isolation Hospital in Fengate

Trading on past glories...

Today’s selections of pictures include one of the city’s old Isolation Hospital (above left). The picture was taken in 1982 a year after it closed.If you look closely you can see some broken windows.

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three heads of the County Grammar School for Girls pictured   at the school's golden jubilee in 1954?

LOOKING BACK: Let’s hear it for the girls!

Education has undergone many changes since today’s pictures were taken – not least the fact that outside the private sector there are almost no single sex schools.

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LOOKING BACK SPORT: Barnack set a Rutland League record score 30 years ago

Pictured 30 years ago is the Barnack cricket team that set a new Rutland League record score of 296-8 in a Division One match against Oundle.

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