LOOKING BACK: Posh in trouble over illegal payments to players

This week 50 years ago Posh were summoned to a Football League management committee meeting to answer questions about an alleged offer of illegal payments to players ahead of an FA Cup tie at Sunderland.

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Pictured 40 years ago is the Eastholm rugby team that retained the Peterborough Secondary Schools  Cup by beating Walton 9-4 in the final at the Old Showground. Their skipper Trevor Quow kicked all their points and is seen receiving the trophy from dashing ET rugby writer Bob French. The rest of the team was  Mark Sawyer, Carmen Tsang, Lloyd Mendez, Stephen Wagg, Paul Woods, Gary Parker, Ray Taggart, Andrew Robson, Phillip Allen, Robert Sergeant, Martin Fitzjohn, Kevin Wilkinson, Dave Rawlings and Dave Shaw.

LOOKING BACK: Posh full-back makes all-star team

Peterborough United full-back Alan Paris was honoured by his fellow profesionals 30 years ago when they picked him for the PFA Division Four team.

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Women workers at Peter Brotherhood 1944/45

Memories of an iconic city firm

Peter Brotherhood is an iconic Peterborough name and a firm that has employed thousands of Peterborians over its long and proud history.

Pictured 20 years ago is the Arthur Mellows Village College team from Glinton which beat Neale Wade School, March, 1-0 in the Peterborough Secondary Schools Year 7 Cup final . From left to right are, back row, Sam Evans, Luke Steele, Lee Booker, James Phillips, Jason Wilson, Philip Lawler, Ryan Semple, Oliver Hunt and Alex Foster, front row, Giuliano Staffieri, Alistair Gordon, Simon Fitzjohn, Callum Owen, Darren Woods and Matthew Dunmore.

LOOKING BACK: Posh stars in victorious Glinton school team

Luke Steele and Ryan Semple, two players who went on to star with Posh, were in the Arthur Mellows Village College School team that won the Peterborough Schools Year 7 cup final 20 years ago.

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NOSTALGIA: Sausages and riots, one Peterborough family’s story

The story of retail in Peterborough would not be complete without reference to Frank’s the butchers.

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Pictured 20 years ago is the Netherton United Under 11 team before a 4-0 win over Eastgate in the Junior Alliance League. Stuart Yaxley, Simon Lucking, Joe Hufford and Adam Davies got the goals that earned Netherton a third-place finish in Division Two. From the left are, back, Matthew Ross, David Kelly, Sam Pauley, Robert Nightingale, Daniel Elliott, Hugh Salmon, David Adcock, front, Adam Davies, Stuart Yaxley, Joe Hufford, Simon Lucking, Peter Runice and Stuart Purves.

LOOKING BACK: Manager Fry sells Posh legend King Ken

Posh striker and fans favourite Ken Charlery was sold by Barry Fry to Stockport County for £100,000 20 years ago.

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Peterborough Corn Exchange  by St John's Church

NOSTALGIA: A reminder that less can be more - Peterborough Corn Exchange

Of all the changes to Peterborough city centre in the past few years, few have been as welcome as the removal of the Corn Exchange building.

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Thomas Becket blue plaque

First of 20 new Peterborough blue plaques to commemorate city’s famous people and places

Peterborough Civic Society has installed 20 blue plaques around the city commemorating famous people and places. The society explain the stories behind the plaques.

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Pictured 20 years ago is the Peterborough City Under 14 team which played in the Peterborough Junior Alliance League. The photograph was taken before a 6-0 defeat against Division One table-toppers Crowland. City were third in the table. From the left are, back, Robert Preston, Andrew Bilsby, Kevin Hydon, Craig Norbury, Perry Sutton, Peter Fox, Mark West, front,  Glen Gilbert, Craig Morby, Michael Cesare, Stuart Foreman and Nathan Holt.

LOOKING BACK: Charlery sees red as Posh miss out on Wembley

Posh blew their chances of getting through to the Auto Windscreens Shield final at Wembley 20 years ago when losing the second leg of their area final 3-0 at Colchester after having Ken Charlery sent off.

Pictured 20 years ago is the Crowland Under 14 team that was riding high at the top of Division One in the Junior Alliance League. The picture was taken before a 6-0 thrashing of Peterborough City.  The goals were scored by Paul May (2), Daniel Santoro (2), John Barker and Dwayne Rankin. From the left are, back, Paul Webb, John Barker, Sam Raynor, Dwayne Rankin, Daniel Bircham, Paul May, Gary Leftley, Justin Parr, front, James Cuell, Daniel Santoro, Matthew Clough, Gary Jackson, Michael Brown and Darren Cross.

LOOKING BACK: Cooper keeps Rodney Marsh quiet

Posh defender Ron Cooper marked QPR hot-shot Rodney Marsh out of the game when the two sides met in a Division Three game 50 years ago.

A view of Cattle Market Road in the 70s

Was this the golden age of Peterborough’s market?

Up and down the land there is always a debate about a town or city’s market and where it should be located... and Peterborough is no different.

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Pictured 20 years ago is the Oundle Town FC reserve team that played in Division Two of the Peterborough League. The photograph was taken before a 1-1 draw with ICA Juventus. From the left are, back, James Ambler, Ian Farnham, Seb Hayes, Andy Lucas, Dave Thomas, Jamie Homewood, Louis Fitzgerald, Bob Homewood, front, Jordan Hayes, Jamie Slack, Danny Clifton, James Bratton, Ian Brown and Paul Ambler.

LOOKING BACK: Honours even in the big local rugby derby

Stamford and Borough, the big guns of local rugby 40 years ago, fought out a 4-4 draw in 1977.

Pictured 20 years ago is the darts team from the Polish Club. The photograph was taken before they hammered Peterborough Sport & Leisure B 8-1 in a Peterborough Clubs League match to go joint top of Division One with Co-op. From the left are, back, John Dye, Andrew Fountain, Jack Lack, Malc Wakefield, Robert Holding, Paul Tatam, Nev Fountain, Mark Waters, Peter Evison, front, Mick Tatam, Tom Tully, David Tatam and Les Butler.

LOOKING BACK: Posh fans call on Fry to quit

Peterborough United fans called on manager Barry Fry to quit after his side lost 2-0 to relegation rivals Wycombe 20 years ago.

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LOOKING BACK: Sadly, it’s just not cricket any more

Today’s Looking Back has a sporting theme. Cricket fans will fondly recall when county cricket was played in the city. Northants played here from 1906 until 1974, mostly at Peterborough Town’s former home in Crawthorne Road.

Pictured 30 years ago is the Posh Club darts team. They played in Division Two of the Peterborough Club & Institute League and  the phoptograph was taken before a shock 5-4 win at title-chasing Walton & Werrington Club.  The Posh Clubs five  winners were Alf Corney, Ivan Hammond, Don Ireland, Vic Matson and Jim Copeman. From the left are, back, Vic Matson, Don Ireland, Martin Ireland, Alf Corney, front, Ivan Hammond, Jim Copeman, Alan Harrison and John Lilley.

LOOKING BACK: City ice hockey team the worst in British history

Back in February 1997 Peterborough Pirates became the worst team in British ice hockey history after suffering a 29th consecutive defeat.

NOSTALGIA: Can you spot the Peterborough landmarks?

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.

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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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