In Edwardian times, Thorpe Park and Alwalton Lynch were the two go-to places for Peterborians looking for a local day out. The Lynch, which was a reworking of Linch meaning a terrace, offered a riverside walk along the Nene downstream of Alwalton.
In more recent decades, the walk has been reclaimed by mother nature although the route can still be traced at a higher level. Visitors also had the opportunity to hire rowing boats from the waterway that used to form the water feed to Alwalton Watermill.
The location was popular with local photographers but very few actually featured people in the photo as this 1907 image does.