Milton Ferry Boathouse

The Milton Ferry Boathouse on the River Nene just downstream from Milton Ferry bridge. Image undated.

Ferry Road, Milton

A superb view along Ferry Road / Ferry Hill which would today be the A47 somewhere between Thorpe Wood and Milton Golf Course.

Ferry Road, Milton Woods (1922)

A mystery 1922 image labelled “Robbers Gate” on Ferry Road, Milton Woods but it isn’t clear exactly where this is. The image was reproduced on an Edwardian postcard by Harrison “Postcard” Smith of Westgate.

Mark Smith adds, “Its on the A47 just past what was Thomas Cook and is now buried under the parkway going west. If you go on the cycle path along side the A47 towards Milton Ferry bridge you go onto what is left of it now. Was previously where the dual carriageway started/ended and was a notorious accident black spot.”

Desmond Stapleton also adds, “I grew up in Longthorpe and the gate on left went into Bluebell Wood while the gate on the right went into Milton Park. There were several people killed on that bend”.

Milton Ferry from the Bridge

An undated view downstream from the bridge at Milton Ferry.

Milton Ferry (1950s)

A lovely 1950s image showing the old A47 passing Milton Ferry on the left.

Soldiers at Milton (c.1914)

The East Anglian Royal Engineers at camp on the Milton estate and looking suitably proud of their temporary bridge built on the Milton estate lake.

East Anglian Royal Engineers at Milton

As the caption states, the East Anglian Royal Engineers at Milton – date unknown.

Milton Hall – WW1 Hospital

Three superb images showing the grand setting of Milton Hall being put into use as a Red Cross Hospital during WW1.

The Ferry, Peterborough

Marked simply as “The Ferry, Peterborough”, my guess is that this is one of the houses sitting at the entry to Milton Park. If you know better, please let us know !


West Yorkshire Regiment at Milton Park (1914)

A bit of a mystery image marked as being in Milton Park, Peterborough in 1914 and believed to be soldiers from the West Yorkshire Regiment. If anybody knows better or different, please get in touch !