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Eastfield Road

Very nice undated image showing a quiet Eastfield Road with a lone cyclist posing on the tramlines for the photographer. Note the superb tram standard rising above him.

Bus Crash on Eastfield Road (1960)

A bus crash in the 1960s. Exact location unknown but the bus appears to be heading for Newark via Eastfield Road.

Mick Smith has kindly enlightened us on this one …… “Hi. I remember seeing this bus in 1960. I was 10 years old and went to
Newark Hill School until 1961. I remember my teacher coming into the classroom and saying there was a bus that had mounted the pavement.

On leaving school at 3pm, I was hoping that the bus was still there. I could see the bus, which was about halfway between the Wheatsheaf pub and Newark Avenue which the bus had been approaching on its left. It would be approx 250 yards from Newark Avenue corner and I clearly remember this. I believe it was a sunny day but can’t say what month”.

Ian Menzies also added ….. “The man with his hands on the bus is my maternal Grandfather, Charles F Wilson, who joined The Peterborough Electric Traction Company Limited in 1925 and left the Eastern Counties Omnibus Company Limited in 1964. He was with the same company all the time apart from 1939-1945 when he continued his link with the RAF having joined the RFC in February 1914 as an aircraftsman.

I suspect I still have the coat he is wearing in the photo.  He spent his life in the workshops and at the time the photo was taken I think he was in charge, which would be no doubt why he was inspecting the bus”.

Dickens Stonemasons, Eastfield Road

Looking out towards Eastfield Road from the back yard of Dickens Stonemasons of 79 Eastfield Road.

Head mason was Castor born George Robert Dickens (1858-1926) who can be traced back to the late 1870s as a “master stonemason” in his Castor birthplace. His move to Eastfield Road came in the early 1900s.

Peterborough (Broadway) Cemetery (1905)

Looking out from Broadway Cemetery towards the Eastfield Road entrance in 1905 when the magnificent spired entrance was still standing.

New Inn, Eastfield Road (1970s)

The New Inn on Eastfield Road in the 1970s which used to be opposite Crawthorne Road and would, today, be under the Boongate roundabout.

Wheelwright Arms, Eastfield Road (1970s)

The Wheelwright Arms on Eastfield Road in the 1970s.

Prince of Wales, Eastfield Road (1970s)

The Prince of Wales pub on Eastfield Road in the 1970s.

Wheatsheaf, Eastfield Road (1970s)

The Wheatsheaf on Eastfield Road in the 1970s.

Taylor’s Garage, Eastfield Road (1938)

The newly opened garage of LE Taylor which was on Eastfield Road opposite the entrance to what was then the Old Showground.

Eastfield Showground

A busy day at the East of England Showground at Eastfield where the show resided from 1910 through to 1965 when it moved to the current base near Alwalton.