A colour-tinted image showing the rear of St Peter’s Training College – date unknown.
A 1970s shot covering Cattle Market Road with the cattle market itself in the distance and the more familiar general market in the foreground.
A team of flax pullers pictured in 1918 with their lorry carrying the proud slogan “pull it clean”.
Farmers during both WW1 and WW2 were encouraged to grow flax which was then removed, complete with roots, by hand and left to soak for several days before being laid out on the land to dry. Once dried, the bundles of flax were transported to Scutching Mills to complete a process of turning it into a fine linen that was used to cover the bodywork of aircraft.
This image is captured in Peterborough but the exact location is unknown.
A 1920s Peterborough tram ticket.
“WKM” was ‘Workman’s Return’, which was a type of fare for early morning workers. It was cheaper than an ‘Ordinary Return’ (which is the “ORD”) in that you could travel further for your money.
The cheaper ‘Workman’s Return’ seemed to be a tram or trolleybus in most towns and cities and was done away with when diesel buses took over.
The “W” on the sides is just a place for the conductor to clip a hole for a Workmans fare, and “R” for an ordinary Return.
In the case of this ticket, it is a 6d single ‘In’ being an inward journey towards town.
A return ticket would be punched on each side, once on each leg of the round trip.
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