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Discharged Soldiers – Church Parade (1918)

A church parade for discharged WW1 soldiers from the Cathedral onto Market Square on 14th April 1918.

 

Whitsted’s Light Infantry (1915)

Two images showing the visit of Whitsted’s Light Infantry to Peterborough on 6th March 1915.

Workmen inside Peterborough Cathedral (1930s)

Workmen up in the roof space of the Cathedral in the 1930s working on an infestation of death watch beetles.

VE Day Parade (1945)

A VE Day military parade on 8th May 1945 featuring the Free French Airforce, who were stationed at Westwood Airfield, passing through the Cathedral gates. Many thanks to John Newell for this photo.

Peterborough from the East (1888)

An 1888 illustration looking back along the original course of the Nene through Black Bridge at Stanground and onto a city very much different from today !

Kings School (1883)

A lovely old illustration showing Kings School dated 1883 which was two years before it moved to its current site on Park Road – which would suggest this is the school at its original site in the Cathedral precincts but I’m happy for anybody to correct me on this one …… being an ex-Deaconian, I’m not supposed to know about these things ! 

Cathedral Quadrangle c.1929

Classic motorised vehicles sitting around the Cathedral quadrangle in 1929.

Masonic procession

An undated image showing a procession of freemasons inside the cathedral grounds on their way to a special service attended by masons from four counties.

Cathedral modifications (1883)

A fascinating illustration from The Illustrated London News of 27th January 1883 showing modifications to the cathedral’s central tower.

1883 saw extensive restoration work start on the cathedral, with the interior pillars, the choir and the west front being completely rebuilt under the supervision of John Loughborough Pearson, and new hand-carved choir stalls, cathedra (bishop’s throne), choir pulpit and the marble pavement and high altar being added. A stepped level of battlements was removed from the central tower, reducing its height slightly. 

Peterborough Bank Token (1811)

An 1811 silver bank token embossed with Cole & Co Peterborough Bank and seemingly worth eighteen (old) pence !