NOSTALGIA: A history of Peterborough's park life

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

Tuesday, 21st November 2017, 2:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 9:10 am
Do you recognise any of these faces?

Park Road And The Park is the sixth in his local history series and features some great pictures and a fascinating narrative.

The booklet will be launched on Saturday (November 18) at 11am at the Butter Cross in Central Park.

At the same event the PT’s Paramedic Paparazzo Chris Porsz will announced the winners of the Yvonne Lowndes Memorial Photographic Competition, featuring pictures of the park.

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Park Road in Peterborough

Stephen tells us Park Road was laid out in the late 1870s and early 1880s and became the site for shops, churches and homes including Clifton Villas where one of the most famous Peterborians Frank Perkins was born.

Central Park itself was originally a private enterprise for which season tickets could be bought.

In 1908 it was transferred to the city council and became a key leisure amenity for all city residents.

Today’s pictures are all taken from the booklet. Does anybody remember the tank?

Peterborough park life
Does anyone remember the tank?
Peterborough park life
Westgate House in Peterborough
Peterborough Nostalgia
Park Road in Peterborough
Peterborough park life
Does anyone remember the tank?
Peterborough park life
Westgate House in Peterborough
Peterborough Nostalgia