It is incomprehensible what is happening in this beautiful old city.
I moved here with my wife and young family in 1966 after attending a lecture at the Town Hall. This city appealed to me and I decided to come and work here.
At this time the streets and shops were varied and attractive. Cathedral Square, Civic Hall, St. John’s Church and the Town Hall were features to enjoy. Yes new townships were being built around the city to house the London overspill. This was a huge project taken on by the Peterborough Development Corporation. The building of Queensgate Shopping Centre was included in this development. It was well worth visiting the city to see what had been achieved. Unfortunately more recently the city council decided to spend a vast amount of money on a fountain feature in Cathederal Square. This is nothing but a very expensive pigeon bath and paddling pool for toddlers. This area has been spoilt and cheapened.
At the moment there is work going on in Bridge Street, Cowgate and King Street. There are holes dug out here, there and everywhere to replace public utilities. Chances are you are likely to be knocked down by a pedal cyclist weaving their way through excavations and pedestrians.
Try visiting in late spring hopefully will be back to normal.