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Crisps Wine Shop, Cumbergate – Wilfrid Wood

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.

Queensgate Under Construction

A series of shots of the Queensgate shopping centre under construction in the late 1970s.

Disney Store, Queensgate (2002)

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.

First X-Box sold in Peterborough (2002)

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.

Queensgate Centre (1982)

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.


Queensgate under Construction (1978)

The Queensgate shopping centre in the early days of construction and pictured from the air in 1978.

Long Causeway (1980)

Looking down on Long Causeway from the corner of Midgate in 1980 with the new Queensgate centre taking shape.

Queen Street meets Queensgate

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.

Queensgate under construction

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 times they are a changing !

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.