Looking Back: New looks for some familiar city centre buildings

Here are a couple of recognisable buildings from Peterborough’s past, which are still around today, though they don’t necessarily look the same.

The Shamrock Club, in Brook Street, Peterborough city centre, is pictured in 1986 when it was a popular night-time hangout. It became Jena’s Tandoori, around the turn of the century, which it still remains today.

Armstrongs, the curtains shop in Cowgate, was a feature on that street for decades before closing.

It later became a pub – now known as The Draper’s Arms.

The Embassy theatre on Broadway welcomed some big names back in the day, but was siting empty in 1995 when the photo was taken – and under offer according to the hoarding.

It went on to become Edwards bar – then in 2019 after a massive revamp reverted back to being Embassy.

Finally the Bull Hotel in Westgate, which still exists today, is instantly recognisable in the undated, old photo – even if it is surprising to see sheep passing through the city centre.

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