Paramedic Paparazzo: Peterborough city centre has certainly got a very Christmassy feel at the moment, with the tree and the decorations up, so I have looked back through my archive to the season of goodwill down the years.
It just so happens this selection all feature the same shopping area – Bridge Street.
There is something quite warming and traditional about a brass band playing at this time of year, so I have found one of the Salvation Army Band from the late 1970s I think.
I have also picked out a couple for contrast - one showing the decorations in all their glory across the street in black and white and in colour.
I did notice the Ratners’ jewellery shop in one of the shots - very popular back then. I wonder what happened to them!
The town hall also looks glorious bathed in light, and I love the banner you can just make out advertising Christmas at the Key Theatre - I wonder what the panto was that year?
I like the nice family shot, too. I wonder if they have just come out of Marks and Spencer or Woolworths - which are both in view.
Finally, a regular sight on Bridge Street in the early 1980s - a man who I knew as Jock.
Recognise anyone or anything?
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