LOOKING BACK: Young Posh winger picked to play for England

Seventeen year-old Posh winger Colin Garwood was selected for the England Youth team to play against Scotland 50 years ago.

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LOOKING BACK: Can you identify this Peterborough location?

Today’s selection of pictures start with a challenge to identify the location of the picture at the top.

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Pictured 20 years ago is the high-flying darts team from the Nags Head pub in Whalley Street. They were top of LVA League Division A and are pictured before a 6-1 win over Hand & Heart. That made it seven wins from seven matches and gave them a two-point advantage at the top over Three Horseshoes (Werrington). From the left are Tony Holdsworth, Mick Steels, Sue Dye, Ian Kent, Mick Eldred, Dennis Harbour, Margaret Griffiths, John Cox, John Dye, Tracy Harbour and John Harbour.

LOOKING BACK: Pizza chief in takeover talks at Posh

Twenty years ago this week Pizza Express founder Peter Boizot was involved in takeover talks at London Road.

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The Sessions House in 1963

LOOKING BACK: Iconic buildings, changing times

Today’s pictures illustrate the rapidly changing face of the city.

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Pictured 20 years ago are  Posh WAGS Reserves who played in Division Two of  the Sunday Combination League. The shot was taken before a 6-3 loss to  Finance & Cash. Mark Baker scored all three WAGS goals. From the left are, back, Chris Stallebrass, Colin McInenney, Faz Mohammed, Peter Bellamy, sponsor Scott Wilson of Thistle Decorators, Paul Clarke, Gary Mays, Paul Reid, John Newman, Chris Butler, front, Mark Baker, Dave Crowson, Martin Crosse, mascot Robbie Wilson, Clive Molloy, Paul McDonald and Shaun Taylor.

LOOKING BACK: New Pirates management team sack the coach

One of the first things the new management team at city ice hockey club Peterborough Pirates did when they took charge 20 years ago was to sack coach Tony Hunter.

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The last day the market was held in Market Place (now Cathedral Square).

LOOKING BACK: An historic day for Peterborough shoppers and traders

Today’s main picture is an historic one as it was taken on the last day Peterborough market traded on Market Place as it was then known.

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Pictured 20 years ago is the Whittlesey United Reserves side who played in Division Two of the Peterborough League. The shot was taken before a 3-1 win over Eye United Reserves - their first victory of the season. Their goals were scored by James Baker, Jamie Lazenby and Graham Robertson. From the left are, back, Mick Collins, Graham Robertson, Jody Vincent, Roy Bedford, Jamie Lazenby, Peter Bonney, Alan Quince, front, Ricky Hailstone, James Baker, Scott Ding, Paul Minett and Dennis Ilsley.

LOOKING BACK: Bjerre signs for Panthers, Carruthers on form for Posh, Keir wins squash title 40 years

A nostlagic return to sporting events from this week in years gone past...

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1988 Snowfall in Peterborough city centre

Dreaming of a white Christmas and party fun

Many of us might be dreaming of a white Christmas but it’s likely to remain just that – a dream.

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Pictured 20 years ago is the Peterborough Town Hockey Club fifth team. The shot was taken before an Adnams East League  game against  Division Nine North West rivals Bedford 4As which Town won 5-0 thanks to goals by Daniel Rees (2), Trevor Andrew, Ian Dunnett and Richard Goodson.
From the left are, back, Colin Lake, Andrew Curwen, Richard Goodson, Daniel Rees, Trevor Andrew, Michael Ward, front, Ian Dunnett, Edward Drake, Andrew Barnett, Jon Green and Sam Gregory-Smith.

LOOKING BACK: Whittlesey lad helps Aston Villa to a 5-1 win against Liverpool

Mick Buttress, a teenager from Whittlesey, played for Aston Villa 40 years ago in a big win over league champions Liverpool at Villa Park.

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Scouts meeting the mayor of the day

LOOKING BACK: Sign of the time and street scenes in Peterborough

This week’s Looking Back pictures are a random selection featuring events and street scenes.

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Pictured above is a darts team from 30 years ago.
It is the Peterborough second team that played in the Cambs  Super League.
The shot was taken before a 7-2 defeat against the Peterborough first team which included the likes of Dennis Harbour, Ken Summers and Peter Evison.
The players in the picture are Steve Porter, Graham Rootham, John Church, Mark Seeking, Dave Belson, Mick Woloschuk, Andy Wallace, Paul Smith, Kevin Bedford, Mick Rootham and Lionel Watkins.

LOOKING BACK: Scuffle breaks out between Posh players at a fans forum

A fans forum at Peterborough United made headlines for all the wrong reasons 20 years ago.

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Rev Chris Awdry naming thomas the tank engine at nvr early 70's  hobson's choice hobsons choice

LOOKING BACK: Thomas always pulls the crowds to Nene Valley Railway

Thomas the Tank Engine is one of the most popular children’s attractions and has strong connections with this area.

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LOOKING BACK: Abbey lose the winning habit against Thorpe Wood

LOOKING BACK: Abbey lose the winning habit against Thorpe Wood

Picture 20 years ago is the Abbey Under 12 football team before a game against Junior Alliance Division One title rivals Thorpe Wood Rangers. Thorpe Wood won the game 1-0 with a goal by Robert Whitby. From the lefr are, back, Martin Smith, Chris Tinkler, Giuliano Staffieri, Neil Brown, Daniel Howell, Adam Crowson, Ashley Wilson, Robert Fredericks, front, Kris White, James Warner, Gary Beaver, Mark Baines, Steven Law, James Phillips and Paul Brooker.

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Posh star Adam Drury chases Chelsea's Gianfranco Zola during an FA Cup tie at Stamford Bridge in 2001.

FA CUP EXTRA: Don’t miss the chance of a lifetime

Peterborough United players will regret it for the rest of their careers if they fail to land an FA Cup third round tie against Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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NOSTALGIA: A look at the wonder of Werrington!

The Looking Back spotlight this week falls on Werrington thanks to village resident Rita McKenzie.

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Sisters Rachel Kordula (left) and Sarah Badham (right) in 1978

Chris Porsz: Sisters saying it with flowers

Sisters Rachel Kordula (left) and Sarah Badham (right) were standing in Peterborough city centre holding bunches of flowers when they had their photo taken by Chris in 1978.

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LOOKING BACK: Marlon Brando gets in on the act for Peter Pan

LOOKING BACK: Marlon Brando gets in on the act for Peter Pan

Pictured 20 years ago is the Peter Pan Reserves team that played in the Sunday Combination League. The shot was taken before a McCain Cup match against Paston Villa which Pan won 4-1 with goals by Mark Leivers (2), Carl Hurry and Marlon Brando. Pictured are Ben Symonds, Jim Norris, Carl Hurry, Darren Jackson, Julian Johnson, Lee Peacock, Mark Leivers, Jonathan Clarke, Mark Kohter, Michael Symonds, Duncan Judge, Matthew Rist, Errol Brando, Mark Williams, Marlon Brando and Donald Cliffe.

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Nobby with his golf kit at home at Oundle Road

NOSTALGIA: Nobody’s quite like Peterborough’s Nobby

If you put the term “famous Peterborough people’’ into an internet search among the results as well as the likes of pop star Aston Merrygold and poet John Clare you will find Nobby the Tramp.

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The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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LOOKING BACK: Thorpe Wood bring down Abbey 20 years ago

LOOKING BACK: Thorpe Wood bring down Abbey 20 years ago

Pictured above 20 years ago is the Thorpe Wood Under 12 football team. The shot was taken before a 1-0 win over Junior Alliance title rivals Abbey. Robert Whitby scored the goal. From the left are, back, Kevin Cunningham, Ben Hills, Robert Whitby, Saleem Jabbar, Luke Savage, Paul Bird, Oliver Hunt, Nicki Thomasson, front, Andy Gilbert, Matthew Gioia, Matthew Parrott, Gary Doran, Alistair Gordon, Scott Crawford and Wayne Morris.

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