The old seating area in Queensgate with Currys store in the background.
Crisps Wine Shop, later known as The Still public house, from a 1941 painting by urban landscape artist Wilfrid Rene Wood (1888-1976).
The building survives today as the Handmade Burger Company and the access way in the background would, today, lead you into the Queensgate Centre.
A series of shots of the Queensgate shopping centre under construction in the late 1970s.
The Disney Store in Queensgate, pictured on 8th February 2002.
Disney opened its Peterborough store in 1995 but chose not to renew its lease in 2010 and closed in June of that year.
Roberto Pellegrini who became the first person in Peterborough to purchase an X-Box games console. Pictured outside Electronics Boutique in Queensgate in March 2002.
Two images showing the inside of Queensgate during construction and one of the official opening on 18th November 1982 by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands who was in the UK on a three day state visit.
The Queensgate shopping centre in the early days of construction and pictured from the air in 1978.
Looking down on Long Causeway from the corner of Midgate in 1980 with the new Queensgate centre taking shape.
Where the old Queen Street met the new Queensgate shopping centre with the buildings soon to make way for the Argos store.
Before the Queensgate development this was the Grapevine public house and prior to that it was the Bays public house.
Thanks to Chris Allen for this image.
The Queensgate Shopping Centre under construction. The view across to Westgate would today show the John Lewis end of the centre.
Thanks to Chris Allen for use of this image.
The cranes loom above the city ready to devour the old and construct the new as the Queensgate Shopping Centre work commences in the late 1970s.
Three shots of the Queensgate Centre under construction in the 1970s.
Images kindly supplied by Mark Warrick from his Flikr page which you can view HERE.
Coming off Crescent Bridge onto the developing Crescent roundabout with the embryonic Queensgate shopping centre site in the background. The photo would have been taken in the early 1980s.
The ground between Cowgate (right) and Westgate (left) is levelled in the early stages of the construction of the Queensgate shopping centre.
A 2010 outline of the Queensgate centre superimposed onto a 1901 street map.
The southern Queen Street and Cumbergate routes both coincide with entry points to today’s shopping centre, as does the Cumbergate route on the Eastern side and the Queens Street route on the northern side.
Queensgate pictured shortly after opening and showing Littlewoods store on the left.
Gone and not really missed ….. the Queensgate fountains with C&A and Littlewoods in the background !