In pictures: Celebrating 900 years of Peterborough Cathedral

2018 sees Peterborough celebrating the 900th anniversary of its wonderful cathedral.

Wednesday, 13th June 2018, 3:30 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd June 2018, 5:53 pm
A large gathering of troops by the west front of the cathedral to celebrate victory in Europe
A large gathering of troops by the west front of the cathedral to celebrate victory in Europe

Thousands of visitors will flock there this year with a special programme of events from abseiling to a visit from Tim Peake’s spaceship.

Just a few weeks ago hundreds of city residents watched the Royal wedding of Harry and Meghan on a big screen in the cathedral grounds.

One frequent visitor to the cathedral has been Harry’s father Prince Charles, who has also made significant donations to help funding.

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The cathedral has always been at the centre of the community and a magnet for visitors as today’s pictures show.

The photograph top taken on May 8, 1945, shows a large gathering of troops by the west front of the cathedral celebrating Victory in Europe.

The undated picture which features next looks like a school trip. Do you have any information about it?

The picture below that shows the men and boys of the cathedral choir in 1912.

Peterborough Cathedral Choir 1912

The fourth photograph is simply captioned “cathedral service”. Does anyone know what the service was?

The final picture is a splendid drawing of Market Place with the majestic cathedral in the background.

If you can fill in any of the blanks, please get in touch, [email protected]

A Peterborough cathedral service
Cathedral Square drawing