NOSTALGIA: Peterborough's places of work in times gone by

The world of work and commerce feature again in today's selection of pictures.

Friday, 29th July 2016, 3:10 pm
Updated Friday, 29th July 2016, 4:14 pm
Freemans Factory

The picture at the top is a scene from Freemans catalogue warehouse in Westwood, which was a major employer for many years in the city.

The next picture along is of staff from engineers Peter Brotherhoods which was taken some time in the 1950s.

Does anyone know anybody on the picture and what was the occasion?

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Peter Brotherhoods 1950s

Another picture above left was taken in June 1929 and, according to the caption, shows civic dignitaries opening an extension to Peterborough power station. One shows a thriving Market Place (now Cathedral Square) with the market traders doing a roaring trade but is not dated. The final picture of a group of women and men today is a complete mystery and carries only the caption “an office/works presentation’’!

If you have any information about any of the pictures please get in touch.

An office / works presentation
The first Cathedral Square water feature
June 1929, opening extension to Peterborough power station
Peter Brotherhoods 1950s
An office / works presentation
The first Cathedral Square water feature
June 1929, opening extension to Peterborough power station