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St John’s Boys School (1924)

The school was later known as Bishops Road School and was sited where today’s Magistrates Court is, opposite the Pound Shop.

Lido Swimming Pool (1938)

A busy shot of the Lido pool captured in 1938, two years after opening.

Bishops Road Gardens

A lovely Edwardian scene showing the seemingly popular Bishops Road Gardens.

Bishops Road Gardens

An undated image showing Bishops Road Gardens before the hedging was replaced by flower beds !

Bishops Road Bus Station

The latter days of the bus station on Bishops Road as a new landscape takes shape all around. The Key Theatre is in the background behind the pylon and the road under construction in the central foreground is today’s dual carriageway that sweeps around the back of the Magistrates Court building which is just visible far right.

Peggy Wright, Lido Swimming Instructor

The late Peggy Wright at work at the Lido in the 1950s where, as a very popular instructor, she taught many a young Peterborian to swim.

Bishops Road (Late 1970s)

An aerial view of Bishops Road (top of picture) in the late 1970s and showing the Wirrina Stadium top left and the embryonic athletics track in the foreground.

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Peterborough (outdoor) Swimming Pool as it was known when it opened in the late 1930s, better known today as the Lido.

Morleys Bus at Bishops Road

A Whittlesey / Coates bound Morleys bus at a rainy Bishops road bus station in the 1950s.

Bishops Road Bus Station (1950s)

A familiar scene to so many, the Bishops Road Bus Station in the 1950s.