Willey’s Newsagents, Westgate

The top end of Westgate in the 1960s when the road used to continue round to the right and become Westwood Street. At the junction with Ackland Street (distant right) is the Six Bells Public House. Willey’s newsagents shop is in the foreground and furthest left is Morrison’s paint shop.

Below are a set of photos of Ernest and Christopher Willey outside their shop, Christopher inside the shop and Ernest outside in colour in the 1960s.

Black Horse Inn, Westgate (c.1900)

In 2017, the photographer would be standing at the John Lewis end of the Wortley Almshouses and looking across to the corner of Westgate and Lincoln Road. This image shows the view around 1900 with the Black Horse Inn far left and the iron fencing far right that protected Peterborough’s first underground toilets in the middle of Westgate !

Westgate Mansion House – Wilfrid Wood

Looking down Westgate, with the old Mansion House on the right, viewed from the junction with Long Causeway/Broadway as depicted in a wonderful 1940s watercolour painting by urban landscape artist Wilfrid Rene Wood (1888-1976).

Bull Hotel – Back Yard

The back yard / car park of the Bull Hotel on Westgate pictured around 1972.

The local lads with the car include well known local musician Lloyd Watson with the afro-cut at the very rear. The others are Robin Wilcock (left in vest), Steve “Gunner” Gunns (front on bonnet), Richard Prudames (standing right) and Pete Stanley (on roof in blue).