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Funeral of Sgt Major Sharpe (1913)

This 1913 image is marked “Funeral of the late Sergt: Major Sharpe, Peterboro’, Mch 22nd 1913” and shows crowds gathering on Broadway near the cemetery at the junction with Granville Street.

Balti House Fire, Broadway (2002)

The aftermath of an arson attack on a Balti House restaurant on Broadway in 2002.

The Park, Broadway

A nice collection of images from the early 1900s featuring Central Park or simply “The Park” as it was known back then. The tank is pictured on its arrival on 12th August 1919 and the guns in the top image were described as “captured German guns” also from the Great War.

Revellers in O’Neills (2002)

Happy revellers in O’Neills Irish Bar on Broadway in early 2002. The bar opened in the September 1991.

The O’Neills chain is owned by pub giants Mitchells & Butlers and extends to 49 outlets across the country.

Great War Parade on Broadway (c.1914)

A wonderful image showing a Great War parade along Broadway and heading into the city centre.

George Formby, Embassy Theatre (1946)

An Embassy Theatre programme featuring George Formby and dated 29th April 1946.

Broadway (1915)

A superb 1915 image showing a busy Broadway with the Kinema on the left and the Hippodrome on the right. In the foreground right is the Pavilion Skating Rink.

Visit of Prince George (1929)

A series of wonderful images kindly contributed by April Plant and showing scenes from the royal visit of Prince George on 28th June 1929. A busy visit saw Prince George open an extension of the Power Station, lay the foundation stone for the new Town Hall and open the new Memorial Hospital.

Empire Theatre Staff

Staff from Broadway’s Empire Theatre on the platform at Peterborough North station awaiting a day’s excursion !

Church Parade on Broadway (1914)

A nice 1914 postcard captioned “Reserve Battery R.F.A Church Parade Oct 25” and probably featuring the¬†Northamptonshire Battery, Royal Field Artillery unit of the Territorial Force based at Queens Street.

RFA was the Royal Field Artillery who provided artillery support for the British Army. It came into being when the Royal Artillery was divided on 1 July 1899, it was re-amalgamated into the Royal Artillery in 1924. The Royal Field Artillery was the largest arm of the artillery and was responsible for the medium calibre guns and howitzers deployed close to the front line and was reasonably mobile. It was organised into brigades, attached to divisions or higher formations.