The very popular fish and chip shop of Walter Stenson pictured in the 1960s on Albert Place at a location that would be alongside today’s TKMaxx building on Bourges Boulevard.
A cast iron door plate marked Kettle & Son who may well be George Kettle Senior and George Kettle Junior. George Senior was born on the Elton estate in 1843 and, along with his son, worked as an engine fitter on the railways in the late 1800s but by the early 1900s the family had moved to School Place off Albert Place where George Senior was operating as an “iron planer”.
Although it has all the appearance of an eating establishment that would be closed down today, “fried fish dealer” Walter Stenson’s Fish & Chips shop on Albert Place was very popular in the 1960s.
Albert Place disappearing into the distance on the left was lost under Bourges Boulevard albeit the gloomy backdrop in the distance remains unchanged today with the railway tarpaulin works looming over what was and still is the Beehive pub.
Finely dressed guests await the opening of the Peterborough Electrical Power Station on June 28th, 1929 which was formally opened by HRH Prince George who, on the same day, also laid the foundation stone for the new Town Hall and opened the children’s wing of the Memorial Hospital !
Thanks to Lynne Dawkins for the image.
Looking up Albert Place towards the junction with Bridge Street in the early days of the construction of Bourges Boulevard. Amongst the rubble on the left was the popular little fish and chip shop that operated under what is today the Woolworths/TKMaxx building which had not started construction at this time.