Rock & Co Engraving

An old (c.1840?) steel-etched vignette engraving published by Rock & Co, London founded by William Frederick Rock (1801-1890). Most of his known works are from the south east of the UK and little is known of this engraving or the date.

Peterborough from the South West (1827)

An engraved image by the artist John Charles Varrall (1795-1855) and  dating to 1827, showing a view of the city from the south west which presumably places the site somewhere just upstream of Town Bridge.


Cathedral Steeplejack (1982)

Presumably in pre health and safety days, a steeplejack captured on one of the cathedral spires in 1982.

The Vineyard

This image is simply entitled “Vineyard, Peterborough” and relates to a lodging within the Cathedral precincts – date unknown.

Cathedral (1860s)

A very old 1860s photograph taken from what appears to be an area behind what would today be Bishops Gardens.

Discharged Soldiers – Church Parade (1918)

A church parade for discharged WW1 soldiers from the Cathedral onto Market Square on 14th April 1918.


Whitsted’s Light Infantry (1915)

Two images showing the visit of Whitsted’s Light Infantry to Peterborough on 6th March 1915.

Workmen inside Peterborough Cathedral (1930s)

Workmen up in the roof space of the Cathedral in the 1930s working on an infestation of death watch beetles.

VE Day Parade (1945)

A VE Day military parade on 8th May 1945 featuring the Free French Airforce, who were stationed at Westwood Airfield, passing through the Cathedral gates. Many thanks to John Newell for this photo.

Peterborough from the East (1888)

An 1888 illustration looking back along the original course of the Nene through Black Bridge at Stanground and onto a city very much different from today !