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Railway Water Troughs, Werrington

The old mainline water troughs near the Werrington junction which enabled steam trains to pick up water via a drop down metal chute while passing at speed.

Aston Martin at Wansford (1960)

A lovely vintage 1935 Aston Martin sitting outside the old post office at Wansford in 1960.

London Road (c.1914)

London Road pictured around 1914 possibly at the junction with Fletton High Street (right).

B1 Steam at New England

Colwick based Thompson B1 class #61285 in wonderfully grimy condition in front of a familiar New England backdrop on New Years Eve 1964.

Elephants at Polebrook !

A battered old but undated image showing Robert Brothers Circus elephants outside the Kings Arms, Polebrook where they have been based since just after the war.

 

GNR Sheet Factory Plans (1894)

The original July 1894 linen based plans for the GNR tarpaulin sheet factories (in red) which are still standing strong off Albert Place in 2017.

Peterborough Floods (1912)

The embankment area in flood after the infamous storms of August 1912.

Sir Nigel Gresley at Peterborough North (1967)

LNER A4 #4498 “Sir Nigel Gresley” pictured at Peterborough during the first year of its preservation in July 1967.

Bell Inn, Stilton (1964)

A local baker awaits outside The Bell at Stilton in 1964.

Wounded WW1 Troops in Peterborough

Wounded WW1 troops convalescing in a temporary hospital somewhere in Peterborough. Known auxiliary hospitals in the area included Barnwell Castle, The Palace (Cathedral grounds ?), Burghley House and Milton Hall.