Evocative shots of city’s past

Volunteers marching to sign up for the Great War. But can you identify the Peterborough location?

Volunteers marching to sign up for the Great War. But can you identify the Peterborough location?

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This week’s pictures are another set of random but fascinating images.

I’ve chosen the main picture, not only because it is wonderfully evocative, but also because I can’t place the location and I hope you can.

Hermann Goering's staff car attracts the attention of this boy. But when and where was the picture taken?

Hermann Goering's staff car attracts the attention of this boy. But when and where was the picture taken?

It shows Peterbrough men answering Lord Kitchener’s appeal at the outbreak of the First World War to join the army. The picture shows some of the 600 men walking toPeterborough railway station en route to training camps.

Do you know where the picture was taken?

The two pictures above are also war related. The top picture, according to the caption, is of Nazi Hermann Goering’s staff car.

Presumably the picture was taken in Peterborough in the 70s, but when and where and why was the car here is a mystery. I wonder if the young lad still lives here.

Baker Perkins workers in protective gear. Was this taken during wartime?

Baker Perkins workers in protective gear. Was this taken during wartime?

The picture below is of Baker Perkins staff wearing gas masks. Was this taken during wartime ?

Today’s final picture is a fantastic shot of scores of workers at brick pits, but I have no other information.If you do please get in touch.

Last week’s pictures got a good response.

A poster on our website said: “The first traffic warden was Mr Peck, whose son Tony now plays with “Cupid’s Inspiration” a hit group in the 60s with Yesterday Has Gone. Mr Peck was a very fair man and did an excellent job in Peterborough.’’

Do you know anything about this wonderfully evocative picture?

Do you know anything about this wonderfully evocative picture?

Lynne Dawkins also identified the warden as Fred Peck and located the picture as New Road.

Lynne is a member of the Peterborough Images Facebook group and I’m indebted to her and the other knowledgeable contributors for dating the picture of Market Place/Cathedral Square.

They say it is 1959 at the earliest but probably early 60s. Lynne thinks the market moved in 1963.