LOOKING BACK: Long Causeway

Traders doing brisk business on Long Causeway. Can you date the picture?
Traders doing brisk business on Long Causeway. Can you date the picture?
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Long Causeway has always been one of Peterborough’s oldest and prominent streets since its creation in the 12th century.

Today it is part of the pedestrianised centre of the city and work has recently been completed on a major refurbishment, which included the creation of Green Square, as part of Peterborough City Council’s public realm strategy.

1960sor 1970s? The junction of Midgate and Long Causeway

1960sor 1970s? The junction of Midgate and Long Causeway

The road was built as an integral part of a medieval plan by Abbot Martin de Bec and has been a main artery to the heart of the city ever since.

Today’s pictures feature some super snapshots of the street, including an atmospheric photograph of market traders hard at work selling their goods early in the 20th century.

There are also pictures of the street pre and post pedestrianisation (was this in the 70s?) and during the work.

If you have any information about the pictures or memories of the street, please get in touch.

Work underway to pedestrianise Long Causeway. What year was this?

Work underway to pedestrianise Long Causeway. What year was this?

The Broadway end of Long Causeway before pedestrianisation

The Broadway end of Long Causeway before pedestrianisation

The street after pedestrianisation

The street after pedestrianisation

Long Causeway  in all its glory just after the Great War

Long Causeway in all its glory just after the Great War

Busy at work pedestrianising Long Causeway

Busy at work pedestrianising Long Causeway

A view of Long Causeway looking towards what is now Cathedral Square

A view of Long Causeway looking towards what is now Cathedral Square