A scene you’d struggle to recognise today of Lincoln Road, looking out towards Millfield in the distance and showing what was then the major landmark in the area, Adam’s Mill.
John Adams took over the mill in 1846 having formerly operated the mill at Fletton (Tower Mill) and it became known locally as “Adam’s Mill”. The mill stopped working around 1916 and was largely derelict by 1923. In 1937, it was sold to garage owners for redevelopment hence the local “Adam’s Garage” and “Adams of Peterborough”, as well as the nearby Windmill public house and Windmill Road. The stump of the old mill remained on the forecourt of the garage until very recently.
Today the site is covered by the Jet petrol station, albeit the Windmill Pub continues to do business directly across the road.