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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.

Postcard from Russia (1914)

A postcard from Russia dated November 1914 and sent to pharmacist John William Bodger of 45 Broadway.

Jon Bryan, Midgate/Broadway

The store of Jon Bryan Fashions Ltd on the corner of Midgate and Broadway in the mid 1970s.

 

City Road looking West (c.1964)

Looking down on City Road with New Road far right featuring the Peterborough Motors Garage. Chapel Street sits between the two whilst the distant view towards Broadway shows the Cattle Market, Embassy Theatre and Library building.

Peterborough Sea Cadets (1949)

A parade of Peterborough’s Sea Cadets along Broadway in 1949.

Peterborough Sea Rangers (1949)

A series of shots showing the Peterborough SRS Gallant branch of the Sea Rangers including a parade along Broadway in 1949.

The Sea Rangers began to appear in the early 1920s as a nautical wing of the Girl Guides Association and were well established across the UK by the time of WW2 at which point many became WRENS.

Although the Guides dropped the Sea Rangers wing in 1973, the Sea Rangers Association established themselves and continue to operate today.

Above L-R Back: Margaret Evans, Lilly Nutt, June ???, Sheila Blood, Jackie Brown, Betty Rushby, Beattie ???  Middle L-R: Rita Stimson, Grace Steele, ??? Hick, Eleanor Sanderson, Barbara Carter, Sylvia ???, Beryl ???  Front L-R: Sheila Wright, Chris Harry, Miss Binns (Skipper), Jean Ellington (No.1), Marion Standon, Vera Horsfall

 

Theatre Royal Takings Sheet (1926)

An interesting page showing the takings from a week at the Royal Theatre on Broadway in September 1926.

The show was “The Gates of Mercy” by George De Gray, described as “an intensely human play of absorbing Religious and Military interest” !!!

Mears Tea Room, Broadway

The popular tea rooms of George Mears in the midst of Peterborough’s Edwardian entertainment sector on Broadway.