Chestnut Close, Peakirk

Thanks to Henry Clark for this lovely early 1900s photo of his old house at 2 Chestnut Close in Peakirk along with a modern day shot of the extended house.

Peakirk Railway Station – Poultry Sheds

An excellent image supplied by Dave Nunn and showing a line of “poultry shed” wagons sitting alongside the station at Peakirk in the early 1930s.

These rail based portable “fowl houses” were designed by the Neaverson family of Peakirk and patented by them in 1931.

Big Tree House, Peakirk

Posing with their trophy …… the giant Beech Tree that gave the name to the nearby Big Tree House in Peakirk.

Image kindly supplied by Dave Nunn.

Coronation Celebrations at Peakirk (1937)

Peakirk villagers dressed up to celebrate the coronation of King George VI in 1937. Known to be in the photograph are TA Neaverson, T Gutteridge, H Pearson, Mr Sexton, Dan Smith, Leslie Wilkinson and L Pearson.

Image kindly provided by Dave Nunn.

Peakirk Floods (Aug 1912)

Four superb images supplied by Dave Nunn and showing the impact of the August 1912 flooding on Peakirk with the top two images showing Chestnut Close and, below, St Pegas Road and Deeping Road (bottom).

A week of heavy rains brought devastation across the entire fenland region with river levels on the Nene recorded as being seven foot above average at Town Bridge !

Peakirk, St Pegas Road (1930)

St Pegas Road in Peakirk with the village green behind the wall …… captured in 1930.

#19 Chestnut Close, pictured in the background, is still standing today.

Many thanks to Dave Nunn for supplying this image.