Easter Egg Run 2002

The Peterborough Lambretta and Vespa Club’s annual Easter Egg Run starting from the Beehive Pub on Bourges Boulevard in 2002.

Bus on Bourges Boulevard

Superb image from the early 1970s showing a bus heading down Bourges Boulevard with the Woolworths building far left and the old Huntings Butchers still standing defiantly but dwarfed alongside it !

1970s Peterborough from above

A fascinating pre-Queensgate aerial shot over the Bridge Street/Albert Place/Wentworth Street area of Peterborough.

Albert Place is visible from top right down to bottom left in the image.

Stenson’s Fish & Chips on Albert Place

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.

John Bland Grocer

An invoice/receipt issued by Aldwinckle born John Bland who traded as a Grocer on Bridge Street in 1898 but can be traced back to Albert Place in the 1870s.

Peterborough Electricity Works opening (1929)

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.

Albert Place demolition (c.1970)

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.


Hunting Butchers, Bridge Street (1963)

The corner of Bridge Street and Albert Place (far left) pictured in 1963. Today (2014) this would be the busy Bridge Street/Bourges Boulevard crossing.

Power Station – aerial view (1950s)

A superb aerial shot of the Power Station on Albert Meadows in the 1950s. You can just make out the very end of Bridge Street in the bottom right corner.

Today this same view would be dominated by Rivergate, Asda and Pets At Home !

Power Station – Admin Block (1950s)

The austere administration block of the Power Station at Albert Meadows which was close to today’s Asda Superstore at Rivergate.