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 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.

Peakirk, Chestnut Close

Chestnut Close in Peakirk. The village green is just out of shot to the left with St Pegas Road beyond the monument in the distance. Date unknown.

Many thanks to Dave Nunn for supplying this image.

Peakirk Railway Station

The station opened as “Peakirk & Crowland” in 1848 and was renamed simply “Peakirk” in 1871. It survived through to 1961 when it closed despite the line continuing to see service up to the current day (2013).

The Chestnuts, Peakirk c1930

This 1930s image is simply marked as “The Chestnuts, Peakirk” and looks along what is today Chestnut Close. The 2009 Google Street View image below is taken just a short way further along Chestnut Close but shows two of the buildings in the original image still standing.

Peakirk Railway Station

Looking south along the down platform at Peakirk station and probably shot in the late 1950s/early 1960s. Peakirk station opened in 1849 and closed to passenger traffic on 11th September 1961. The station building survives today as a private residence.

Peakirk floods 1912

Another village to suffer from the infamous late August 1912 floods was Peakirk with the rather appropriately named Boat Inn on the left. The railway level crossing is in the very far distance on the right.

Peakirk – War Memorial

Dating back to the early 1920s, this photograph was marked “War Memorial, Peakirk” which suggests it may have been an official unveiling of the memorial which is sited on the inside wall of St Pega’s Church in the village and that may give a clue as to the exact location of this photograph with the church probably on the immediate right of the photographer.