Caverstede Nursery, Walton (1950s)

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.

Sages Football Club (1915)

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 !

Lincoln Road, Walton (c.1908)

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.

POW Letter from Paston Lane (1944)

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).


Royal Oak, Walton

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.

Steam at Walton (1964)

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 Built in 1950, this 59 ton workhorse continued service until shortly after this photo was taken when it was withdrawn and cut up at Norwich’s King & Sons Ltd yard.

Sunny Cottages, Walton (1902)

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”.