NOSTALGIA: Peterborough’s places of work in times gone by

Freemans Factory

Freemans Factory

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The world of work and commerce feature again in today’s selection of pictures.

The picture at the top is a scene from Freemans catalogue warehouse in Westwood, which was a major employer for many years in the city.

Peter Brotherhoods 1950s

Peter Brotherhoods 1950s

The next picture along is of staff from engineers Peter Brotherhoods which was taken some time in the 1950s.

Does anyone know anybody on the picture and what was the occasion?

Another picture above left was taken in June 1929 and, according to the caption, shows civic dignitaries opening an extension to Peterborough power station. One shows a thriving Market Place (now Cathedral Square) with the market traders doing a roaring trade but is not dated. The final picture of a group of women and men today is a complete mystery and carries only the caption “an office/works presentation’’!

If you have any information about any of the pictures please get in touch.

An office / works presentation

An office / works presentation

The first Cathedral Square water feature

The first Cathedral Square water feature

June 1929, opening extension to Peterborough power station

June 1929, opening extension to Peterborough power station