London Road (c.1914)

London Road pictured around 1914 possibly at the junction with Fletton High Street (right).

The Bridge, London Road (2000)

The Bridge public house near Town Bridge, pictured just before closure in the summer of 2000.

London Brick Fire Brigade (c.1952)

The London Brick Fire Brigade pictured in the early 1950s probably outside the old Fire Station under Phorpres House, London Road, Fletton.

London Road Crossing

The busy Great Eastern railway crossing on London Road showing the pedestrian bridge over the crossing on the right.

This scene now sits below left of the current Town Bridge as you approach the city. If you look down off the bridge today, you can still see what is left of this road approaching the railway lines.

Town Bridge Mural (1950s)

The construction of the Mural next to Town Bridge.

Oundle Road Junction

Looking down Oundle Road from the junction with London Road in the 1950s.

Peterborough Home Guard (1942)

The Peterborough Home Guard pictured after a shooting competition at the London Road Drill Hall in 1942.

POSH Fans (1952)

A rallying promotional image seeking POSH’s promotion to the Football League in 1952 ….. a full eight years before they actually made it !

JP Hall & Sons Pump Plate

An old pump plate marked JP Hall & Sons.

John Percy Hall was born at Walker-on-Tyne on 10th December 1846. He served his apprenticeship on the Tyne, after which he went into the drawing office of the Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Co., Ltd., rapidly becoming chief draughtsman and shortly afterwards, about 1876, manager.

In 1881 he left Wallsend to take charge of the Engine Works of Palmer’s Shipbuilding and Iron Co., Ltd., where he was largely concerned in the development of the triple-expansion engine.

Eight years later he left Jarrow to take up the post of managing director of John Penn and Sons, Ltd., Greenwich. While at Jarrow and Greenwich he had the control of the design and construction of many war-vessels, ranging from battleships to destroyers and scouts.

In 1899 he founded the firm of J. P. Hall and Sons, Ltd., on London Road, Peterborough, for the construction of direct-acting pumps of his own design, which have become very well-known. In 1962, WH Allen, Sons and Co acquired most of the shares in J. P. Hall and Sons and in 1963, a fall in demand for Hall’s products resulted in the business being amalgamated with Allen’s Pershore division.

Off to the Bridge Fair (1912)

A fantastic image from October 1912 showing crowds heading over Town Bridge towards Oundle Road and the Bridge Fair at Fair Meadows.