A wonderful 1910 image taken from what in 2017 would be the kids play area off Hallfields Lane and looking towards All Saints Church in Paston.
A young man standing at the gate to Paston Church in 1914.
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, 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.
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.
The John Clare pub on Hallfields Lane, Paston in the 1970s.
Paston Church pictured in 1967 with Hallfields Lane to the left and the houses of Cambrian Way in the distance.
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.
Plans for the development of Paston as featured in the Peterborough Standard in 1965.
A trench being dug along Fulbridge Road for “drainage pipes” in January 1931.
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.
A 1974 aerial shot showing the construction of the Soke Parkway / Fulbridge Road junction which caused great protest from local residents who saw one end of Fulbridge Road being cut off from the other. Their protests succeeded in the now familiar loop-round junction that maintains Fulbridge Road as a route into and out of the city.
A wonderfully rural scene at a location known as Paston Valley which today would be the distinctly suburban Fulbridge Road with Itter Park to the left …… the uneven ground to the left is still very recognizable 100 years later !
Hard to imagine Paston as such a rural setting but these snowbound Almshouses were located on a site that would, today, be just north of Paston Ridings, opposite Pittneys.
The date on this one appears to be 1920s but its certainly a scene far departed from today as this would be Hallfields Lane with modern housing all around. The gatehouse and distant ornate walls were part of Paston Hall which was demolished in 1958.
Rather exotically named Paston Valley at the time, the scene is still broadly recognisable today with Fulbridge Road on the right and Itter Park on the left.