Market forces

Up and down the land there is always a debate about a town or city's market and where it should be located... and Peterborough is no different.

Tuesday, 14th March 2017, 4:00 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:12 am
A view of Cattle Market Road in the 70s

Many residents yearn for a return to the days when the market was in the heart of the city in Cathedral Square (inset), then called, of course Market Place.

Four of today’s pictures show views of Peterborough Market. The pictures give an impression of a vibrancy that some feel is lacking today.

Forty years on and it is still recognisible as the market today, and for many that is one of the problems.

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Market shoppers in the 1970s

The picture to the right shows an interesting view of Cattle Market Road. A lot of development has taken place around the market in the intervening years.

The odd one out of today’s pictures was taken in 1939 before the outbreak of the war. Does anyone know the location of this fish market and when it ceased to exist?

Inside Peterborough market in the 70s
Market Place, now Cathedral Square, in full swing
A fish market in Peterborough? Do you know where this took place?
Market shoppers in the 1970s
Inside Peterborough market in the 70s
Market Place, now Cathedral Square, in full swing
A fish market in Peterborough? Do you know where this took place?