“Lord Faringdon” at Peterborough North (1950)

LNER A4 #60034 “Lord Faringdon” cruising into Peterborough North with an up express train for Kings Cross in 1950.

Kettle & Son, Door Plate

A cast iron door plate marked Kettle & Son who may well be George Kettle Senior and George Kettle Junior. George Senior was born on the Elton estate in 1843 and, along with his son, worked as an engine fitter on the railways in the late 1800s but by the early 1900s the family had moved to School Place off Albert Place where George Senior was operating as an “iron planer”.

GNR Ivatt F3 at New England (1920)

A superb 1920 image showing GNR Ivatt F3 #58A at New England. These engines dated well back into the latter 1800s and continued through to 1922.

A Daily Mail “official war postcard” from 1918 being used by Cowgate based hardware merchant Thomas William Rogers.

School Place Floods (1912)

One of the many low lying Peterborough yards that ran behind (Broad) Bridge Street and which were very vulnerable in times of flood as shown here after the August 1912 storms.

Complete with hastily erected walkway, this location was School Yard and would be around the site of today’s Asda store.

City Hotel, Bridge Street (c.1908)

The old City (Temperance) Hotel on the corner of Bridge Street and Bishops Road and pictured around 1908. In 2017 we would be looking at the Poundland store.

J6 Outside New England Shed (1961)

Beautifully filthy New England based J6 #64253 sitting outside its home shed in February 1961 from where it was withdrawn in May 1962.

Corn Exchange Receipt (1904)

Some form of receipt/invoice from a Corn Exchange transaction in 1904.

H Mobb was Peterborough born Bridge Street boot maker Herbert Mobb (1860-1906) who was son of John Mobb who also ran a shoe making business in the city dating back to the mid 1800s.


Sir Nigel Gresley at Peterborough

LNER Class A4 #4498 “Sir Nigel Gresley” at Peterborough in July 1967.

Clun Castle at Peterborough Station (1967)

A rare sight at Peterborough (North) Station on 17th September 1967 as GWR Castle Class #7029 “Clun Castle” visits on an Ian Allan Rail Tour charter.