The front pages of the Peterborough Advertiser and Peterborough Citizen on Friday 11th May 1945 and Tuesday 8th May 1945 respectively.
A 1920s Peterborough tram ticket.
“WKM” was ‘Workman’s Return’, which was a type of fare for early morning workers. It was cheaper than an ‘Ordinary Return’ (which is the “ORD”) in that you could travel further for your money.
The cheaper ‘Workman’s Return’ seemed to be a tram or trolleybus in most towns and cities and was done away with when diesel buses took over.
The “W” on the sides is just a place for the conductor to clip a hole for a Workmans fare, and “R” for an ordinary Return.
In the case of this ticket, it is a 6d single ‘In’ being an inward journey towards town.
A return ticket would be punched on each side, once on each leg of the round trip.
A late 1940s image showing the city’s smartly turned out Sea Rangers.
The Sea Rangers began to appear in the early 1920s as a nautical wing of the Girl Guides Association and were well established across the UK by the time of WW2 at which point many became WRENS.
Although the Guides dropped the Sea Rangers wing in 1973, the Sea Rangers Association established themselves and continue to operate today.