Peterborough Reds (1970s)

With baggies and boots all ready, the Peterborough branch of the Manchester United Supporters Club about to head off from Bishops Road Bus station on a 1970s game day !

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.

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.

Burrell’s Steam Engine (1965)

Thanks to Geoff Sutton for these excellent images from 1965. Geoff comments ……

I was 21 years of age in 1965 and staying with my parents on Farcet Road during the summer holidays. From the garden I heard an unusual sound from the road so I went to the front of the house and saw the approach of a showman’s steam vehicle.

I dashed inside to get my camera but was too late to get a shot as the engine had passed by. I then went off in pursuit on my bicycle and caught up with it on what was then the new(ish) Stanground bypass, took a picture, and followed it to its destination. That was to be the old bus station in Bishops Road where it parked on the pedestrian area in front of the old toilet block as an exhibit for all to see.

I’m not sure whether this was in conjunction with any other event but it drew quite a crowd. The date was 10th July 1965. I understand that the vehicle is still attending shows on a regular basis and is in fine condition.

The vehicle, at that time, was owned by a Mr Chamberlain of Farcet.

The locomotive details are:-
Burrell Showman’s Road Locomotive
Builders Number 3912 of 1921
Registration Number CO 4485
Name “Dragon”