Queensgate 21st anniversary. Waitrose employee Sue Cox, 53, (centre), surrounded by fellow queensgate employees who have worked there since the grand opening 21yrs ago.
Queensgate 21st anniversary. Waitrose employee Sue Cox, 53, (centre), surrounded by fellow queensgate employees who have worked there since the grand opening 21yrs ago.

Looking back: Queensgate redefined Peterborough

Queensgate Shopping Centre celebrated its 40th anniversary last week.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 19th March 2022, 7:00 pm

The centre transformed Peterborough city centre when it opened in 1982.

As well as more than 100 shop units it included four car parks, which were originally named after local historical figures – Edith Cavell, Frank Perkins, Henry Royce and John Clare.

This week’s pictures show various stages of the centre’s construction.

One picture shows staff forming a ‘Q’ to mark the 21st anniversary of the centre in 2003. Waitrose employee Sue Cox, 53, (centre) is surrounded by fellow Queensgate employees who had worked there since the centre opened.

The original Queensgate staff lined the escalators to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the shopping centre in 2007.

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