Kings Cliffe – The Cross

Locals posing for the camera at the centre of the village known as “The Cross” and its a scene that has not changed today (2013) ….. certainly in terms of the buildings, all of which remain in-situ !

Postcard from Peterborough POW

A fascinating 1944 postcard sent back home from a German prisoner of war based at Camp 702 which was somewhere in Kings Cliffe although nobody seems too sure exactly where it was !

Update from Andrew Martin: “I have been researching POW camps in this area for many years –  the location of the camp is given as “in the village of Kings Cliffe” but the camp was actually on the site of the airfield. It was opened for German POWs in March 1946 and was a holding camp for POWs waiting for repatriation. It was run by the RAF and not the Army”.

Kings Cliffe departure 1965

A diesel multiple unit passes under Willow Lane bridge shortly after departing from Kings Cliffe station with a Peterborough to Rugby train on 11th September 1965.

Kings Cliffe Youth Hostel

Records show that there was a Youth Hostel in Kings Cliffe from 1939 – 1965 – this image probably dates from the latter days of the hostel.