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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LOOKING BACK SPORT: Captain on tee at Peterborough Milton Golf Club 30 years ago

Pictured 30 years ago is Peterborough Milton Golf Club captain Gill Johnstone with his family and club members on Captain’s Day.

The Dynatones who supported The Beatles when they played Peterborough.

Looking Back: Peterborough entertainers

Peterborough has a good representation in today’s pop music from former Jack Hunt schoolboys ex-JLS star Aston Merrygold and Keith Palmer aka Maxim Reality of The Prodigy to Erasure singer and former Dogsthorpe resident Andy Bell.

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A view of the Sessions House, possibly taken in the 1920s

Peterborough’s changing landscape

The Peterborough landscape has seen some significant changes in recent years.

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An aerial view looking north. Can you date the picture?

LOOKING BACK: A view north

This week’s Aerial View shows a recognisable but very different Peterborough from the one we know today.

Traders doing brisk business on Long Causeway. Can you date the picture?

LOOKING BACK: Long Causeway

Long Causeway has always been one of Peterborough’s oldest and prominent streets since its creation in the 12th century.

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LOOKING BACK: Fans for the memories - Posh faithful over the years

This week’s pictures focus on the faithful fans who support Posh through thick and thin –from a sunny Wembley to a night at a desolate London Road for a game with Chester.

Suited and booted.. Barry Fry with Posh players and officials in 1998, but why?

LOOKING BACK: Remembering Posh legends

The football season might be over for Posh fans, but this week’s pictures give the London Road faithful a chance to walk down Memory Lane.

The Broadway Kinema. When did it open?

Golden age of Peterborough’s silver screen

Cinemas are a hot topic in Peterborough with two major developments each bringing forward plans for a multiplex.

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The Queen at the East Of England Show. I wonder what the joke was?

LOOKING BACK: The Queen in Peterborough

Today is the Queen’s 90th birthday and city people will be joining the rest of the country in wishing her many happy returns.

The Norman Cross Hotel in 1906

Looking Back; Pubs and clubs of Peterborough’s past

Changing social habits mean that the pub is no longer the focal point of the community (unless you live in Weatherfield or Walford!).

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When was this picture of Peterborough station taken?

LOOKING BACK: Keeping track of city’s history

Peterborough and the railways are so closely linked that many only know of it as an East Coast mainline stop.

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Peterborough City Centre in 1960

VIDEO: Rarely seen footage released showing Peterborough city centre and Posh in swinging 60s

British Pathe has released a rarely seen film about Peterborough and Posh’s FA Cup run in 1960.

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The parkways in their early stages of development

LOOKING BACK: Parkway dreams which built Peterborough’s road to success

In 1968 government officials in Westminster made a decision that would change the face of the city forever. That decision was to make Peterborough into a ‘New Town’.

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Photograph of Burghley House in Cambridgeshire [c 1930s-1980s] John Piper 1903-1992 Presented by John Piper 1987

Tate wants help to identify Cambridgeshire photos

The Tate Gallery wants you help in identifying the places pictured in a massive collection of photographs from across Britain that it has just put into its online archive.


Music and a bargain

A couple of familiar faces for you today, albeit from quite a few years back.

Chris Porsz feature February 5: The Place To Be by Antony Gormley in Touthill Close in the 1980s.

Peterborough street art no longer to be seen

Paramedic Paparazzo: I have gone for two rather unusual and rarer images from my Peterborough photo collection this week.

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