An aerial shoot looking down on the Town Bridge in the last days before building work started on today’s river and rail bridge. Peterborough East station is just in shot top right while the newly opened (1929) Power Station is out of shot bottom left with coal wagons being served up from the main line.
Kent based Bert Hansell aka “The Birdman” launches from bankside in an attempt to fly across the Nene in October 1971 ….. needless to say, he failed and was rescued from the water soon after !
Looking across the River Nene to the demolition site for the old Power Station in the mid 1980s ….. all that remains today is the sub-station next to Town Bridge.
The embankment area in flood after the infamous storms of August 1912.
Perkins diesel powered HMS Sprat moored alongside the Customs House in November 1957 during a visit to the city and to Perkins.
Wonderful aerial view of Peterborough and the Nene in 1931.
[image courtesy http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk]
The Nene Star based at Ferry Meadows shortly after the park opened and operating boat trips around the lake and for short distances out on the Nene around Milton Ferry. The Nene Star was built in 1980 by a Mr Wright from Kettering.
An old print dating to 1731 and produced by the Buck brothers, well known 18th century engravers and printmakers.
Peterborough from the air in July 1932 showing the relatively unspoilt landscape east of the city.
An old (c.1840?) steel-etched vignette engraving published by Rock & Co, London founded by William Frederick Rock (1801-1890). Most of his known works are from the south east of the UK and little is known of this engraving or the date.