Long Causeway (c.1905)

A busy scene on Long Causeway around 1905 with a Walton Tram returning to the city centre terminus. The image highlights the impressive width of the road which arose from it originally having a stream running down the centre of it.

Midgate Demolition

Looking along Midgate towards the junction with Long Causeway. Curtess Shoes in the distance is at 20 Long Causeway and is, in 2018, Greenwoods Menswear.

TL Barrett Invoice

An early sales invoice from the store of Tom Lawrence Barrett incorporating a wonderful scene full of artistic license given that his store opened in 1893 !

There were two Barretts stores on opposite sides of Long Causeway at the Midgate/Westgate junction ….. this would be the store on the corner of Midgate (left) and Long Causeway (right).

Tram on Long Causeway

An undated image showing an early tram at the Terminus on Long Causeway. Market Place would be behind the photographer to the right.

In the background left is the “Ladies & Childrens Outfitter” store run by Peterborough born Sarah Major and her daughter Alice Mary.

Trams on Long Causeway

A lovely Edwardian scene on Long Causeway highlighting the fashions of the era as well as two trams in the distance.

The store on the right is the impressive ironmongers of locally born Ernest Walter Amies (1874-1934).

Soldiers on Long Causeway (1914)

A rare postcard showing soldiers marching down Long Causeway on 6th December 1914, shortly after the start of the Great War.

The building on the right was the Canadian Immigration Office that contributed to more than 150,000 British citizens migrating to Canada each year, nearly 40% of the total immigration figure for the country.

Paten & Co., Long Causeway

Paten & Co at 32 Broad Bridge Street¬†and operating as a “wholesale & family wine, spirit, ale & beer bottlers”.

In later years, this would become the much loved Bull & Dolphin public house.

Market Place in Colour

A lovely hand coloured image produced by Pickering Stationers and Printers of Church Street showing the Canadian Immigration Office on Long Causeway. The soldiers in the foreground suggest a date around 1914.

Long Causeway

The photographer’s failing in shooting into the sun makes for an atmospheric shot of Edwardian Long Causeway captured from the junction with Midgate/Westgate.