NOSTALGIA: Can you spot the Peterborough landmarks?

Today’s picture is a fantastic aerial of the city centre taken sometime before work began on Queensgate shopping centre in 1978.

Fisherman Original 1980

Gone fishing....

David Gibbons was photographed fishing on the banks of the River Nene in Peterborough in 1980.

Pictured 30 years ago is the Peterborough indoor cricket team that played in the Fosters National League.  They are pictured before a 37-run win over Wellingborough at the Shrewsbury Avenue stadium in which skipper Bob Milne and Andy Vernum starred with the bat. From the left are, back, Ged McDougall, John McDougall, Richie Baines, Bob Milne, Adrian Cade, Alan McQueen, John Cozens, front, Richard Johnson, Andy Vernum, Andy Walker, Gary Whitbread and Glynn Starr.

LOOKING BACK: Three Peterborough ice hockey players sacked after heavy defeat

Peterborough Pirates sacked three players after a 21-1 defeat by Solihull 20 years ago.

Watergall School, Bretton

LOOKING BACK: How many of these Peterborough schools can you name?

A new school seems to pop up in Peterborough on a regular basis - one of the inevitable by- products of a growing city.

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Pulling away in 1982.

Keith has ticket to ride

Keith Hardy was a station chargeman at Peterborough railway station, working on platforms 4 and 5 from 1980 to 1993. He started working for the railways aged 15 as a yard messenger and also worked as a railway guard and shunted in the yards. Remembering the picture he said: “On that day in 1982 a woman and her two children were saying goodbye to their nanny and grandad, who were travelling to Somerset.”

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Pictured 30 years ago is the Freemans team that played in Division Two of the Peterborough League. The picture was taken before a 3-0 win over Ramsey Town Reserves with Dale Hodgson hitting all three goals. From theleft are, back, Jim Childs (trainer), Mark Caston, Dave Holding, Graham Marshall, Tony Allen, Dick Burkett, Dale Hodgson, Derek Latronico, front, Tom Purdy, Bob Kuch, Stuart Weston, Tom Flynn (manager) and Ian Gascoigne.

LOOKING BACK: Ramsey Town reach the PFA Senior Cup final

Ramsey Town reached the PFA Senior Cup final 50 years ago by beating Perkins 7-1.

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When engineers powered the city to prosperity

There was a time when Peterborough’s prosperity was built on a handful of highly regarded engineering companies with a worldwide reputation for quality.

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Pictured 20 years ago is the Gunthorpe Under 11 football team with their sponsor Paul Trapmore, the managing director of St Ives (Peterborough) Ltd. They played in the Fitzwilliam Hospital Junior Alliance League. From the left are, back, Matthew Cesare, Ben Grenfell, Christopher Franklin, Lee Braines, James Best, Martin Flynn, Ryan Pummell, James Carter, Steven Walton, front, Mark Palmer, Jason Canham, Graham Herffty, Liam Kennealy, Damian Isham, Joel Thompson and Ian Elliott.

LOOKING BACK: Physio saves Posh player’s life

Peterborough United physio Bill Harvey saved player Steve Collins’ life at London Road 30 years ago during the local derby match against Northampton after the young defender swallowed his tongue.

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Looking back with Nigel. EMN-170118-164034009

LOOKING BACK: The bustle of Peterborough’s Bridge Street

Bridge Street has always been one of the city’s key shopping areas –although in recent years it has struggled to maintain its place at the top of the city’s retail offering.

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Pictured 30 years ago is the Walton and Werrington darts team who played in Division Two of the Peterborough Clubs League. They were doing well but this picture was taken before they suffered a shock 5-4 defeat at home to the struggling Posh Club team. From the left are, back, Don Biggadike, Kevin Baker, Richard Crane, Roy Binder, Peter Tupps, Wally Davis, front, Barry McGuinness, Bob Klein, John Griggs, Ron Freeman and David Gilbert.

LOOKING BACK: Star footballers shine so bright as they record a whopping 43-0 win!

The Western Star Under 18 football team beat Eastern Eagles 43-0 in a PFA Youth Cup tie 40 years ago.

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The first plane ever to land in Peterborough

A magnificent man in his flying machine

The first aeroplane to fly over Peterborough was piloted by W H Ewen in October 1911.

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Pictured 30 years ago is the Spikes darts team who were mounting a Division One title challenge in the  LVA League. The shot was taken before a  game against Northfields, which Spikes won 6-1 to move into second place in the table behind Oxcart.  From the left are, back row, Chris Fox, John Gavin, Fred Nicholls, John Jenkins, front row, Mick Stephenson, captain John Church, Chris Cowland and Vi nny McKenna.

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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