Crescent Bridge Opening (1913)

Local dignitaries cutting the ribbon for the opening of Crescent Bridge on 15th April 1913. Location is presumably at the top end of Cowgate on or near Station Road.

Peterborough North Station (1964)

The frontage of Peterborough North station in 1964.


Troops at Peterborough North (c.1914)

1st Line troops of the Northamptonshire Imperial Yeomanry at Peterborough North station c.1914. The troops saw service in France with the 8th Infantry regular army division.

Crescent Bridge Opening (1913)

A rare Edwardian postcard showing dignitaries walking from Peterborough North Station to open the new Crescent Bridge on 1st April 1913.

Great Northern Hotel

An undated image showing the Great Northern Hotel which opened in 1852, two years after the then Peterborough North station opened.

Great Northern Hotel Match Case (c.1890s)

A tin match case from the Great Northern Hotel showing the name of manager Sami Moore who lived on Lincoln Road but was born in London.

Hunts Cyclists Battalion

A superb set of four images showing recruits for the Hunts Cyclists Battalion marching down to Peterborough North Station and onto a train on 29th October 1914.

The Battalion were recruited to serve as a “home guard” operation based on the Yorkshire/Lincolnshire coast but this role proved largely irrelevant and short lived and many of the recruits were shipped out to the front line in Europe.

Crescent Bridge (c.1913)

The road in the foreground is Cowgate (right) leading into Thorpe Road (left) which up until just before this photo was taken (1913) would have taken people across the dual-gated Crescent Crossing. The horse drawn carriage is coming out of Station Road with the Crescent Bridge builders sign still present behind it. The Cleveland Bridge Engineering Co., Darlington is still a thriving business in 2014 !

Peterborough North Station (c.1939)

A lovely image of the quiet frontage of Peterborough North Station, taken from upper floor of the Great Northern Hotel in 1939.

Great Northern Hotel postcard (1911)

A greetings card posted from “Mother” in 1911 !