Hob­son bridges a gap in time

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Telegraph -

TO­DAY I’ve in­cluded two pic­tures of Peter­bor­ough’s Town Bridge be­fore it was re­built.

If you are un­fa­mil­iar with the his­tory of the city cen­tre in the early part of 20th cen­tury, then the bridge, as it is now, was built in 1934.

The iron bridge be­fore that can be seen in to­day’s two im­ages.

It would have used at a time when elec­tric trams were first start­ing to ap­pear in the city.

Other no­table dates in­clude the build­ing of a war me­mo­rial in 1928, the cre­ation of a city mu­seum in 1929 and a new town hall in 1933.

Do you have any old pic­tures of the bridge?

If so, please get in touch with me us­ing the con­tact de­tails be­low.

PIC­TURE OF THE DAY

Pic­ture: GE­ORGI MABEE.

ONE of the com­peti­tors in the dog agility com­pe­ti­tion at the East of Eng­land Show weaves its way through the course. The show fin­ished yes­ter­day with tens of thou­sands of vis­i­tors en­joy­ing the hugely suc­cess­ful event.

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