A1 at Peterborough North (1961)

Peppercorn A1 #60157 cruises into Platform 2 at Peterborough North in 1961.

Built in 1941, this engine spent its later days based at Doncaster before being withdrawn in 1965. Today this same class maintains a presence on the East Coast Mainline via recently built #60163 “Tornado”.

Golden Lion – Broad Bridge Street (1908)

A lovely hand tinted image showing the Golden Lion Hotel and Broad Bridge Street in 1908. Note the old lamplighter climbing high on the far right !

Class 40 Diesel at Spital Bridge

Class 40 #40142 at the stabling point under Spital Bridge in 1977.

These engines were initially introduced for express passenger work but were rapidly demoted to primarily freight work in the northern half of the network. This particular engine was withdrawn in 1980.

Class 33s at Peterborough

A rare image from 1962 showing a brand new pair of Hither Green (London) based Class 33 diesels, D6577 and D6582, heading south towards Spital Bridge with New England Yard in the background.

These locomotives made their debut in 1961 and spent most of their lives on the Southern Region before being withdrawn in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

Photo by Charlie Verrall.

Crowland Traders Token (1670)

A superb halfpenny Traders Token dating back to 1670 Crowland. The coin was issued by ‘the overseers of the poor’ and paid for basic/simple work.┬áThe rear shows the Crowland Abbey coat of arms.

Whittlesey, Market Street

Looking along Market Street in Whittlesey – date unknown.

White Hart, Fletton

The White Hart pub which used to stand on Fletton High Street.

Deltic on the Main Line

A Class 55 Deltic powers southbound out of Peterborough in the late 1970s.

Royal Oak, Walton

An early photo of the Royal Oak on Lincoln Road, Walton showing landlord James Malt who was listed as running the pub in 1940 which may give clues as to the date of the image.

The pub closed in 2008.

Chequers Pub, Orton Wistow

The Chequers Pub at Napier Place, Orton Wistow, awaiting conversion to today’s Tesco Express store.