Thorpe Road

A distinctly rural view along Thorpe Road in the early 1900s with a pony and trap approaching from the distant grounds of Thorpe Hall which was a very popular recreational location for city dwellers at the time.

“Woodcock” at New England (1960)

Gresley A4 #60029 “Woodcock” on its home yard at New England on Tuesday 19th April 1960.  The 1937 built engine survived through to October 1963 when it was withdrawn and cut up at Doncaster Works early the following year.

WH Speechley, Monument Street (1925)

One of a number of advertising cards produced by Monument Street based WH Speechley and showing off their fleet of early taxi vehicles in 1925. A view of the same location on Monument Street in 2018 is shown below.

Peterborough East Station (c.1964)

Thanks to Mara Poole for these excellent images captured by her father, Stefan Gronkowski, at or around Peterborough East Station in the mid 1960s. Mara’s comments are added below the images.


2. Peterborough East Station on 24th June 1964. This is a work stained Jubilee Class locomotive which had just been turned on the turntable at the time of taking the photo. Dad thinks the engine number is 45723, but he’s not entirely sure on this.

3. Taken on 24th June 1964 and featuring WD Class locomotive #90149 rumbling through Peterborough East Station heading westbound with a freight train. In the background you can just make out the floodlights of Peterborough United’s football ground.


7.  Taken on 24th June 1964, featuring locomotive 8F #48090 at Peterborough East Station. The shed plate is 6B, with the locomotive coming from Mold Junction in Wales. At the time of taking this photograph, the engine had been turned on the turntable and was waiting for its next turn of duty back to Mold Junction.

9. 48090 and 48614 taken at Peterborough East Station on 24th June 1964. The engines had just been turned on the turntable and were waiting their next turn of duty.

Football Team (1907)

A Peterborough football team dating to 1907 but without any team name or location detailed on the photograph.

What we do know is the line up which is, left to right …… Moore (linesman), Elliott, Davy, Percival, Atchison, Pentney, Boyden (captain), Dodd, Whitby, Quarry, Goodband, Mace, Neal (referee).

Tram on Westgate

A nice image captured by local photographer George Caster showing a tram heading out along Westgate. The tram is unusually showing a destination board for Queens Drive.

Reed’s Garage, Broadway

An undated image showing Reed’s Garage on Broadway which was roughly next to where Edwards pub is today or the Embassy/ABC stage end before that.