The site of Elton Railway Station which opened in 1847. There was a small goods yard comprising one siding and a weighbridge. Although the station survived into British Railways ownership it was little used with five down trains and three up trains on weekdays with no Sunday service. Many trains didn’t stop at Elton. The station closed to all traffic on 7 December 1953.
The station site was midway along the Elton to Nassington road and, although heavily overgrown, the platforms and part of the level crossing gates can still be found in 2014.
Just along from the locks at Deeping St James / Deeping Gate in 1922.
Market Deeping captured in 1925.
An early shot of the Peterborough Lido made more interesting by the distant backdrop of the city.
A superb early view along Long Causeway towards the Midgate junction and Broadway in the distance.
Note the bizarre, and soon to be demolished, building that overshot Midgate into Broadway !
A very busy scene on Long Causeway in 1904, possibly linked to the fox hunting gathering on Market Place featured elsewhere on the site.
A 1904 image showing the old Cattle Market on the site of today’s general market.
Number 306 bus for Newark Avenue outside the old Library building on Broadway …… date unknown.
New Road Boys School, which I believe was on the junction with Brook Street, with Essex born Benjamin Dennison (inset) who was the school’s first headmaster in the 1860s.