Thanks to Christine Jones for this excellent shot of the aftermath of the 1916 storm that decimated parts of the city and caused particular problems here on Lincoln Road, Walton which features on a substantial collection of postcards issued shortly afterwards.
Many thanks to John Newell for this superb image captured outside the original thatched roof Fox & Hounds in Longthorpe. The gentleman centre stage is John’s uncle and the magnificently named Eustace Mountain ….. although he apparently preferred the name “Ron” !
A brass horse noseband from around 1910, manufactured by Crawthorne Road based Arthur Clarke who operated as a “saddler and harness maker”.
A lovely shot of the post office in Peakirk taken around 1920 with a 2013 image from a similar location on Rectory Lane below.
A classic early 1960s line-up at the Embassy Theatre featuring Helen Shapiro, Bobby Rydell and The Fourmost !
The Chants were a popular black Merseybeat outfit who, legend has it, included the Beatles as their admirers and who, again legend has it, even had the Beatles acting as backing vocals in early performances !
A superb set of images kindly provided by Karen Sparkes and showing construction of the Key Theatre in 1971.
Karen adds, “my Grandad is the man on the right in the photo of the two gentlemen standing together. His name is Phil Dawtry and he worked for Bowmans all his life. I’m pleased to say he’s still with us aged 96 !”
A lovely image showing a pristine Wirrina Stadium on Bishops Road a couple of years after opening.
Many thanks to Karen Sparkes for supplying this one.
Many thanks to Ian Cater for these images (1948 and 2013) of #2 Eyebury Road in Eye alongside the village blacksmiths. The lads outside were the sons of the blacksmith.
Many thanks to William Wade for this undated image of Deeping High Street.
William adds, “I thought you might like this photograph of the High Street, Market Deeping. The house on the right was called “The Park” and belonged to my family. The next one along was a solicitors office (now demolished) called Sharpe and Wade and built for my great grandfather. The next row of brick houses was built to replace a row of thatched cottages which was demolished for the widening of Godsey Lane (then Tinker’s’ Lane). The photograph was taken before the War (probably the 1st) as the railings went to aid the war effort.”
The souvenir programme issued by the Peterborough Standard on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation on 2nd June 1953.