NOSTALGIA: Celebrating 900 years of Peterborough Cathedral

This year Peterborough is celebrating the 900th anniversary of its wonderful cathedral.


PHOTO SPECIAL: How Peterborough United fans and London Road stadium used to look

The football season might be over (except for the small matter of the World Cup!) but for fans the next one can’t come soon enough.


How well do you know Peterborough’s streets?

How well do you know Peterborough streets?

The Orton Centre

NOSTALGIA: The formation of The Ortons - Allegros, art and the Cheeky Girls

The Ortons were originally the historic villages of Longueville and Waterville but in the 70s the area was transformed into a modern township as part of the city’s expansion.

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NOSTALGIA: 30 years on from lights, camera, action at Peterborough Showcase

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Peterborough’s first multiplex cinema.

Norman Cross prison camp

The prison that was also a town

One of the Peterborough area’s claims to fame (although one it might not be too proud of) is that it was home at Norman Cross to the world’s first purpose-built prisoner-of-war camp.

Peterborough's first electricity station at Rivergate

NOSTALGIA: Views that make up Peterborough

Today’s Looking Back pictures are a random collection of Peterborough views, but what I love about them is they capture some of the variety that goes to make up a modern city, yet one with much history.


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.

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.:

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.

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.

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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