LOOKING BACK...at the city’s world of work

Symingtons factory in Woodston.Do you know what year?
Symingtons factory in Woodston.Do you know what year?
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This week’s pictures feature fascinating snapshots of the working world of Peterborough’s past.

The first picture is of Symingtons factory which I believe was in Queens Walk, Woodston. It was also known as the corset factory.

Are these Baker Perkins workers?

Are these Baker Perkins workers?

One striking factor is how packed in the workers are.I am sure today’s health and safety rules would not allow such density.

I don’t know when the factory closed, although it was still in operation in the 70s.

If you have any memories let me know.

The second picture has Baker Perkins stamped on the back but no other information. Do you know when it was taken?

Do you know the name of this canning factory?

Do you know the name of this canning factory?

The next picture is of workers busy in a canning factory but where it is and where it was taken is a mystery.

The fourth picture is an undated one of Dickens Stonemasons in Eastfield Road.

The next picture is presumably of an abattoir, but was it taken in Peterborough.

There is a little more information about the final picture.

Do you have any memories of Dickens stonemasons in eastfield Road?

Do you have any memories of Dickens stonemasons in eastfield Road?

Handwritten notes on the back say these were some of the first Italian workers at Fletton brickyards with two of them named as Mario and his father Pasquale.

I am sorry I don’t know more about these pictures, but if you information please get in touch.

Was this a Peterborough abattoir?

Was this a Peterborough abattoir?

Some of the first Italian brickworkers in Fletton

Some of the first Italian brickworkers in Fletton