Thompson’s Furniture (c.1914)

The corner of Westgate and Lincoln Road around 1914, later the premises of “Johnson’s Corner” but in the early 1900s it was the base for the Thompson family who were furniture dealers/wood turners/cabinet makers.

The business was established by George Thompson (b.1835) but at this point his son Charles Joseph Thompson was named on the shop signs.

Previously the same building had been home to an undertaker !

Peterborough Liberty Police button

A button from the Peterborough Liberty Police dating back to the late 1800s.

The button was manufactured by Reynolds & Co of St Martins Lane, London who operated as button makers from the early 1860s through to around 1880.

 

Peterborough & Fletton FC Programme (1930)

The match day programme from Peterborough & Fletton FC’s home fixture with Southampton Reserves on 3rd May 1930.

The club was formed by the merger of Peterborough City and Fletton United in 1923 but failed in an attempt to enter the Football League in 1927 and eventually folded after a miserable 1931/32 season in the Southern League.

The club was replaced in 1934 by today’s Peterborough United FC.

Peakirk Railway Station – Poultry Sheds

An excellent image supplied by Dave Nunn and showing a line of “poultry shed” wagons sittingĀ alongside the station at Peakirk in the early 1930s.

These rail basedĀ portable “fowl houses” were designed by the Neaverson family of Peakirk and patented by them in 1931.