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Thomas Cook in Peterborough through the decades

With the news breaking this morning that Thomas Cook had gone into liquidation, meaning the loss off nearly 1,200 jobs in Peterborough, it feels fitting to look back on the travel giant’s history in the city.

The company moved to Peterborough in 1977, opening its new administrative headquarters at Thorpe Wood in Longthorpe. After that it had its head office in Bretton and Lynch Wood, as well as retail outlets in Serpentine Green and Queensgate. Below are some images from the Peterborough Telegraph’s archive.

An aerial picture of Thomas Cook

1. Thomas Cook through the decades

An aerial picture of Thomas Cook
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Thomas Cook in Queensgate

2. Thomas Cook through the decades

Thomas Cook in Queensgate
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3. Thomas Cook through the decades

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Ian Laxton - MD of Thomas Cook, announcing the merger of Thomas Cook Holidays and  British Airways Holidays

4. Thomas Cook through the decades

Ian Laxton - MD of Thomas Cook, announcing the merger of Thomas Cook Holidays and British Airways Holidays
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