REVEALED: Peterborough’s lost and forgotten pubs you used to drink in and now sorely miss

Did you have a favourite Peterborough watering hole that is no longer there?


IN PICTURES: Remembering Peterborough’s worst EVER floods

Peterborough has just endured a wet and miserable month, but the city has experienced much worse flooding.


NOSTALGIA: Easter floody hell in Peterborough

Peterborough has just endured a wet and miserable Easter, but it was nothing compared to 20 years ago.

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NOSTALGIA: A looks at Peterborough’s football teams through the ages

Today’s photographs have a football theme with team pictures of Peterborough clubs through the ages.

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Crown Street  in 1909

NOSTALGIA: Looking back at Peterborough’s street life

This week’s pictures are another selection of Peterborough street views from the collection of Ray Preston from Millfield.

The Gateway project

First impressions of Peterborough do count - Peterborough Civic Society

Regular readers will be aware that last year the Civic Society erected 20 new blue plaques in a variety of city centre locations.:

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War time nurses  in Peterborough

NOSTALGIA: Hospital heroes from Peterborough’s past

The second part of our look back at health services in the city focuses mainly on the people who have cared for and served their community.

Peterborough And District Memorial Hospital

NOSTALGIA: A look back at some of Peterborough’s 33 hospitals through the years

Today Peterborough residents have a modern hospital to provide them with their medical needs (a burst pipe notwithstanding).

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NOSTALGIA: A look back at Peterborough’s famous faces

The majority of Looking Back pictures feature places but today’s selection sees the spotlight thrown on some well-known faces - both locally and nationally.

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The Bull and Dolphin, now part of Rivergate

NOSTALGIA: Peterborough’s lost pubs - raising a glass to absent friends!

The pub is no longer the hub of community life it used to be (unless you live in Walford or Weatherfield!) but it is still an integral part of the British way of life.

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Part of Fletton Parkway under construction?

Nostalgia in pictures: Peterborough under construction - do you recognise these city centre sites before they were finished?

Today’s Looking Back pictures are all about construction, or destruction if you prefer.

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NOSTALGIA: Peterborough’s farming, fishing and boating past

Today’s pictures are another odds and sods collection that always prove popular.

First to get their keys from the Mayor of Peterborough Alderman Ted Hall, were Mr and Mrs Michael Mulhern, from Islington

NOSTALGIA: Building a bright new city future for Peterborough

The creation of New Town status and the Peterborough Development Corporation led to a huge burst of house building in the city.

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NOSTALGIA: A history of Peterborough’s park life

Local historian Stephen Perry has produced the latest in his excellent series of booklets on Peterborough.

Great Northern Cottages, Peterborough

NOSTALGIA: Home, not so sweet home, in Peterborough?

The recent history of Peterborough is synonymous with house building. In the 70s the New Town status saw new townships created and thousands of homes built.

Peterborough city centre with the hustle and bustle of trams

12 things you never knew about Peterborough’s lost tram network

How best to deliver a public transport system is still a hot topic in most British cities.

Freemans distribution centre from the Peterborough Archives.

The story of Freemans workers is brought to life on stage

All Wrapped Up in Westwood - a community play based on the experiences of people who worked at Freemans Distribution Centre in Peterborough - opens in the city on Thursday (26th).

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A Fowler & Sons

NOSTALGIA: A Peterborough family dynasty

Reader Tanya Craythorne came in with a treasure trove of old pictures that her grandfather David “Russell” Fowler, who recently celebrated his 95th birthday, handed to her in a large suitcase.

NOSTALGIA: The Peterborough brickyards that rebuilt Britain

NOSTALGIA: The Peterborough brickyards that rebuilt Britain

Today’s pictures come courtesy of Forterra, formerly Hanson, which has a special place in the Peterborough area’s industrial history.

Duke of Kent at Perkins engines 1987

NOSTALGIA: Perkins – Peterborough’s engine through the years

No telling of the Peterborough story would be complete without a significant chapter on Perkins.

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