A stroll down Me­mory

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Looking Back -

CHRIS Porsz’s pho­to­graphs are highly pop­u­lar, and there is noth­ing we love more than get­ting feed­back on them.

So this week we are de­lighted to be able to re-pub­lish two pho­to­graphs with more in­for­ma­tion about them.

The first of these is of a chap walk­ing down Cromwell Road in the late 1970s. We first printed it in black and white a cou­ple of weeks ago, but Chris has also now supplied us with this de­light­ful colour copy.

As Chris’ pho­to­graphs are not posed, we of­ten don’t know who the sub­jects are, so it’s re­ally sat­is­fy­ing when some­one can tell us.

In this in­stance, af­ter the pic­ture was pub­lished, Ja­son Horne got in touch to say that the chap walk­ing jaun­tily along was David Horne, his grand­fa­ther.

Mr Horne is 36 and was de­lighted to see the pho­to­graph of David in the paper.

He said: “He lived on Hankey Street and came from St Vin­cent in the West Indies dur­ing the 60s. He worked at Perkins En­gines where the prison is now based.

“He was mar­ried with two chil­dren, James, and Noreen, who is my mother. His wife Leti­cia still lives in Peter­bor­ough.

“He was a real char­ac­ter who was known as the laugh­ing po­lice­man at Peter­bor­ough Car­ni­val back in the days.”

David Horne had nine grand­chil­dren in to­tal, of which Ja­son is the old­est, and he died in 1997.

Our sec­ond pho­to­graph was printed in May, and al­though it is a sim­ple and rain-soaked street scene, we have some lovely de­tails thanks to one of our read­ers.

We asked for in­for­ma­tion about Ti­mothy Whites, which had en­trances on Bridge Street and Cathe­dral Square, and Judy Hodg­son got in touch to send us her mother’s me­mory of the store.

Her mother, Mrs Allen, said: “I had a lot of good mem­o­ries of Ti­mothy Whites and Tay­lors. Back in 1944 I worked on the cos­met­ics counter at the Cathe­dral en­trance to TWT.

“Mr Jones was the man­ager, and I worked with Beryl Kingston, Betty John­son, and also Beryl Stimp­son from Crow­land who worked on the phar­macy counter.

“My name then was Lavinia Col­bert. I

RE­MEM­BER WHEN: These two pho­to­graphs prompted Me­mory Lane and to share their rec­ol­lec­tions of days gone

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