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Shunting at Peterborough East (1967)

Class 08 Diesel Shunter #D4075 working a long parcel train at Peterborough East in 1967 when the station was used solely as a parcel hub.

Market Place (1962)

Market Place in 1962.

Market Place Shops

A very early 1900s image looking across Market Place to the shops on Church Street.

Opening of The Cresset (1978)

The opening of the Cresset at Bretton in 1978 by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Nassingston Ironstone Mine

Two images showing one of the railway branch lines at Nassington’s Ironstone Mine.

Deltic at Platform 4 (1980)

Deltic #55002 “Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry” awaiting departure from Platform 4 in early 1980.

Church Parade on Broadway (1914)

A nice 1914 postcard captioned “Reserve Battery R.F.A Church Parade Oct 25” and probably featuring the┬áNorthamptonshire Battery, Royal Field Artillery unit of the Territorial Force based at Queens Street.

RFA was the Royal Field Artillery who provided artillery support for the British Army. It came into being when the Royal Artillery was divided on 1 July 1899, it was re-amalgamated into the Royal Artillery in 1924. The Royal Field Artillery was the largest arm of the artillery and was responsible for the medium calibre guns and howitzers deployed close to the front line and was reasonably mobile. It was organised into brigades, attached to divisions or higher formations.

Gote Engineering Plaque

An alloy metal plaque from “sluice gate specialists” Gote Engineering Ltd of 40 Fengate. At the moment, nothing is known of this Peterborough firm.

Rock & Co Engraving

An old (c.1840?) steel-etched vignette engraving published by Rock & Co, London founded by William Frederick Rock (1801-1890). Most of his known works are from the south east of the UK and little is known of this engraving or the date.

Bridge Street Wharf

A wonderful undated image showing the Town Bridge end of Bridge Street and the Customs House wharf which is today lost under the current Town Bridge. On the right of the wharf appears to be some form of chute for loading up vessels.