Peterborough Cathedral – Tuck Postcard

A superb Edwardian postcard issued by Raphael Tuck & Sons who were one of the pioneers of artistic picture postcards, dating back to 1866 in Bishopsgate, London.

This card came from the Cathedrals Series issued c.1904.


Guild Hall

An unusually quiet market scene with just a handful of traders in front of the Guild Hall.

Market Place

An early Market Place image featuring a horse drawn cart belonging to builders merchant George Rippon of 128 Park Road.

Market Place and Church Street (1952)

Looking along Church Street in 1952 on what was evidently a market day.

Market Place – Wilfrid Wood

Market Place captured in a 1940s painting by urban landscape artist Wilfrid Rene Wood (1888-1976).


Queen Victoria’s Jubilee (1897)

Crowds gather on Market Place to celebrate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee in June 1897.

Crowds on Market Place

Crowds gathering on Market Place ….. date and reason unknown !

Just in front of the Guildhouse is a broadcasting unit marked “Northamptonshire Electric & Wireless Company”.

Great War Recruits (1914)

Brave young men marching from the Army Recruitment Office off Market Place after signing up to defend their country on Monday 12th October 1914.

Cathedral Square Toilets (2002)

The underground toilets pictured on Cathedral Square in early 2002. They were closed in 2005 after falling into a state of disrepair and were officially replaced by a more modern toilet block behind the Town Hall.

Cathedral Square (1986)

A damp Cathedral Square in 1986.