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Paston Church (1914)

A young man standing at the gate to Paston Church in 1914.

Paston Ridings (c.1906)

A view along Paston Ridings around 1906 showing a large farmhouse on the right. Today the photographer would be standing with Bartram Gate on his right and Cotswold Close on his left.

Paston Valley, Fulbridge Road

Paston Valley, as it was known, off Fulbridge Road. Although the road is much changed, the “valley” area is still very recognisable today alongside Itter Park as shown in the recent image below.

Paston Rectory

An undated image showing Paston Rectory.

The Grade II listed rectory dates back to the 13th century but was remodelled in the late 16th century. A devastating fire nearly destroyed the building in the 1990s but an extensive restoration project returned it to private use in 2000.

John Clare, Paston (1970s)

The John Clare pub on Hallfields Lane, Paston in the 1970s.

Paston (1967)

Paston Church pictured in 1967 with Hallfields Lane to the left and the houses of Cambrian Way in the distance.

Election Calling Card (1957)

A calling card from the 9th May 1957 General Election promoting Conservative candidate William Exton Wilkinson who was a Peterborough born Walton resident and a WW2 veteran who survived four years as a Japanese POW.

Paston Plans (1965)

Plans for the development of Paston as featured in the Peterborough Standard in 1965.

Fulbridge Road (1931)

A trench being dug along Fulbridge Road for “drainage pipes” in January 1931.

Paston Crossing, Fulbridge Road

The old gated “Paston Crossing” carrying the railway over Fulbridge Road. Today the Paston Parkway follows the route of the Midland & Great Northern Railway so the level crossing would be pretty much under the parkway at the Fulbridge road loop junction. This image probably dates to the late 1950s shortly before passenger services ended on the line which was lifted at this point in the early 1960s.