A Daily Mail “official war postcard” from 1918 being used by Cowgate based hardware merchant Thomas William Rogers.

Cowgate Shoppers

An undated view down Cowgate looking towards Market Place with the premises of Peterborough born pharmacist John William Bodger in the centre.


CE Thomson & Co., Cowgate

An original enamel sign for Thomson’s of Cowgate featuring – with a degree of artistic license – an image showing the aerial walkway between their stores on both sides of the road.

Cowgate Graveyard – Wilfrid Wood (1945)

A wonderful watercolour painting of the top end of Cowgate and showing the old graveyard.

The painting dates to 1945 and was produced by urban landscape artist Wilfrid Rene Wood (1888-1976). Wood was born in Cheadle Hulme near Manchester but moved to Barnack in 1937 after which he was responsible for some superb paintings of both Stamford and Peterborough.