Bomb Damage, Park Street (1940)

Bomb damage on Park Street, Fletton and a similar image of the location today.

On 16th November 1940, bombs were dropped on several locations in Fletton. Two houses were destroyed and thirty-one damaged with one person (Mr Crowson of 37, Queens Walk) taken to hospital. Houses were damaged in Queens Walk, Orchard Street, Park Street and London Road.

London Brick Workers

A wonderful selection of images showing Italian born London Brick workers from the 1950s/60s.

Below: Calitri Pasquale, Cianni Domenico (1956)

Below: Mangiri Giuseppe (1952)

Below: Mazzarella Raffaele (1960)

Below: Pignatiello Pasqualle, Pignatiello Mario, Frascella Nicola (1954)

Below: Salona Domenico (1955)

Fletton Fire Brigade

An undated image of the Fletton Fire Brigade showing off their tender at the “Farcet Feast”, a local celebration when traditionally rhubarb was hung from bedroom windows, lamp posts, telegraph poles, bus stops or any other display facility !

London Brick Fire Brigade (c.1952)

The London Brick Fire Brigade pictured in the early 1950s probably outside the old Fire Station under Phorpres House, London Road, Fletton.

Fletton United FC (1902-1903)

Huge thanks to Tony Wilson for this wonderful photo of an evidently successful Fletton United FC of 1902/1903, winners of the Junior League and the Tradesmen’s Cup.

Fletton United FC merged with Peterborough City FC in 1923 to become Peterborough & Fletton United FC who competed until their demise in 1932. Two years later, Peterborough United FC were formed.

Fletton Avenue

Looking back towards the city along Fletton Avenue from close to the junction with Fairfield Road. The distant skyline includes the remains of Fletton Tower Mill.

Inside Farrows Pea Factory, Fletton

A busy scene inside the canning room of Farrows Pea Factory on Fletton Avenue – date unknown.

Hicks Brickyard, Fletton

The rope drawn rail carts in motion at Hicks Brick Yard in Fletton – date unknown.

Fletton Brickworks Lorries

Two lorries familiar around the heyday of the Fletton Brickworks.

Fletton Youth Centre FC (1947)

Fletton Youth Centre footballers pictured in 1947.