Elton Railway Station (1960s ?)

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.

Deeping St James (1922)

Just along from the locks at Deeping St James / Deeping Gate  in 1922.

Market Deeping (1925)

Market Deeping captured in 1925.

Deeping St James Station (1963)

A set of images showing Deeping St James railway station on 14th January 1963.

The station closed to passengers on 11th September 1961 but remained open for goods traffic until 15th June 1964. In 1995 there was a local campaign to re-open the station which is, however, rather remote, being a over a mile from The Deepings. It’s also on the ‘wrong’ side of the centre of population which didn’t help the case to get it reopened. A short branch to the village was suggested and plans were drawn but all the proposals came to nothing.

Peterborough Lido

An early shot of the Peterborough Lido made more interesting by the distant backdrop of the city.

Long Causeway (1903)

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 !

Long Causeway crowds (1904)

A very busy scene on Long Causeway in 1904, possibly linked to the fox hunting gathering on Market Place featured elsewhere on the site.

Cattle Market (1904)

A 1904 image showing the old Cattle Market on the site of today’s general market.

306 Newark Avenue Bus

Number 306 bus for Newark Avenue outside the old Library building on Broadway …… date unknown.

New Road Boys School

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.