Two wonderful images from 1953 and 1954 showing kids at Caverstede Day Nursery in Walton. Many thanks to Mara Poole for the images which belong to her father who features in the images.
Walton School’s football team from 1947.
A superb image of Sages FC from the Frederick Sage works in Walton. The football seems to say 1915 but that may be +/- a couple of years as it isn’t clear !
The General Stores of Peterborough born Mary Jane Southwell on Lincoln Road, Walton in 1908 and a more recent photo from a similar location.
A battered old image showing tram car #14 at the Walton Terminus on Lincoln Road.
From the ages, this may well be Walton School football team captured during the 1949/50 season.
The old Focus Do-It-All store on the Brotherhoods Retail Park in the summer of 2001 ….. now the site of Marks & Spencer.
Looking along Lincoln Road towards Peterborough from a location that would, today, be around the junction of Kelso Court and Lincoln Road with the buildings on the site of the old Royal Oak pub.
A failed attempt to get a letter from Paston Lane to POW Camp Stalag X1B in 1944. The camp was located just to the east of the town of Fallingbostel in Lower Saxony in north-western Germany.
The first prisoners to arrive at the camp were Poles in late 1939, followed by French and Belgians the following year. By the end of 1940 around 40,000 POW were registered there, although only about 2,500 of these were housed at the camp, with the majority assigned to various “work camps” in the area.
General Montgomery’s Ninth Division liberated Stalag X1B in early 1945 (see bottom image).
A wonderfully dirty Jubilee Class #45667 “Jellicoe” heading south alongside the Brotherhoods factory at Walton in 1963.
The Paul Pry on Lincoln Road pictured in the 1960s.
An early photo of the Royal Oak on Lincoln Road, Walton showing landlord James Malt who was listed as running the pub in 1940 which may give clues as to the date of the image.
The pub closed in 2008.
New England based Ivatt 4F-A #43087 working a mixed freight train through Walton in 1964. Built in 1950, this 59 ton workhorse continued service until shortly after this photo was taken when it was withdrawn and cut up at Norwich’s King & Sons Ltd yard.
The Royal Oak on Lincoln Road, Walton in the 1970s.
The Lime Tree on Paston Lane, Walton in the 1970s.
B1 Class 61391 passing Sages Lane, Walton in 1950.
Three images showing Walton School on Mountsteven Avenue in the 1970s.
LMS Class Stanier 8F #48603 hauling a northbound mixed freight train through Walton at the rear of Brotherhoods.
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.
A wonderful old 1902 advert for Bile Beans and featuring testimony from a Mr Sharpe of Sunny Cottages, Walton who claimed ……
“I am 65 years of age and for 40 years I have suffered a sluggish liver. Doctors never seemed to understand my case and consequently often treated me wrongly. I always had a dizzy feeling and although I took many advertised medicines I got no better.
The dizzy bouts became so extreme that I had to cling to anything near at hand to keep me from falling. I took Bile Beans and the dizzy feeling gradually began to leave me. I persevered with the medicine until I became free from pain and during the last six months I have never felt better in my life”
The 1901 census shows that a Thomas Sharpe was indeed living at Sunny Cottage, Walton and was working as a “Fishmongers Agent”.