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Eye Green Railway Yard

The eastern end of the railway yard at Eye Green Station – date unknown.

Eye Green Signal Box

The M&GN Eye Green signal box in front of the Northam Brickworks …. date unknown.

Drakes Christmas Lights, Thorney Road, Eye

For many Peterborians of the recent past, Christmas started when George and Christine Drake’s family on Thorney Road, Eye switched on their wonderful house and garden lights drawing in families from all over the area and raising many thousands of pounds for local charities.

They first set up their impressive display in 1986 and looked to add an additional festive centre-piece every year before calling it a day in the early 2000s.

Locals claim that visitors still visit the house every year in the hope that the display might have made a return !

Eye Green Station (1962)

Looking east from the Crowland Road bridge in 1962 with Eye Green Station on the right and the Northam brickworks on the left.

AE Dighton, Eye

A fleet of lorries from AE Dighton (Haulage) Ltd of Hodney Road, Eye. Undated but probably from the mid 1960s.

Cyclists at The Greyhound, Eye

A group of cyclists line up outside the old Greyhound pub on Crowland Road in Eye Green. The building to the immediate right of the pub was a Post Office and Grocery store.

The pub closed in 2009 and became The 5 Spice restaurant.

Northam Brickyards, Eye

Looking across towards the Northam Brickyards from the Thorney Road in Eye – date unknown.

Off to war from the Blue Boar, Eye (c.1914)

Local lads setting off to the station from the Blue Boar in Eye and ready to serve their country in the Great War.

Odams Flour Mill, Crowland Road, Eye

Odams Flour Mill off Crowland Road in Eye. In 1975, the site was redeveloped as the office and printing works of Central Printers and, today, behind the office on the right – which is still standing – is the Sue Ryder charity shop.

On the road with the POSH

An away day trip to support the POSH from the Red Lion on High Street, Eye.