Peace Parade on Broadway (1919)

Great War peace parade along Broadway in 1919.

Peterborough Football Team (1905)

A mystery image of a football team dating from March 1905 and marked on the rear as “PRFC”.

Bishops Road Bus Station in Colour

An undated colour photo showing the old Bishops Road Bus Station.


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 !

Map of the Fens (1882)

A fascinating 1882 map showing the various fens and their locations east of Peterborough.

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.

Thank you to REMARK GROUP

Once again, many thanks to Remark Group for their invaluable sponsorship support to the website for a further twelve months …… hugely appreciated !

Peakirk Railway Station – Poultry Sheds

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

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

Copper Halfpenny Token (1667)

Copper halfpenny token issued in 1667 by George Hamerton of Peterborough.

In the first half of the 17th century the copper coinage in England was in disarray. The King took little interest in providing small denominations and farmed out the Royal prerogative of minting of coppers to courtiers as patentees – Lords Harrington, Richmond, Lennox and Maltravers.  The result of this was a poor, lightweight  coinage that was exceedingly detested by the public.  So after the civil war, with the Royal Prerogative  removed and an essential need for small copper change to facilitate the day-to-day financial transactions of ordinary folk, merchants, innkeepers and city authorities started to make their own pennies, halfpennies and farthings.

They were redeemable in the shop or office of the issuer and to make it easier for the illiterate poor, the coins often exhibit a pictorial clue as to where it came from – such as the guild arms of the issuer, an inn sign or an object that he sold such as a stick of candles or a roll of tobacco.

George Hamerton was a grocer, so his token flies the Guild of Grocers arms.