A stroll down Memory
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