Scenes from ’60s

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

THERE was no Queens­gate shop­ping cen­tre, River­gate, Or­ton, Bret­ton or Wer­ring­ton town­ships when these pho­to­graphs were taken back in the late 1960s.

At the time, the Peter­bor­ough De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, which had the task of in­creas­ing the size of the city, had been cre­ated, but the park­way sys­tem and Ferry Mead­ows were just ideas that hadn’t yet come to fruition.

Know­ing how much our readers love see­ing pic­tures of Peter­bor­ough when it was still a rel­a­tively quiet mar­ket town, we are pub­lish­ing some more to­day.

These were taken by the Rev Richard Paten in 1969.

Mr Paten has made his own im­pact on the city over the years with his in­volve­ment in projects in­clud­ing Rail­world and the Nene Val­ley Rail­way, which was given the go ahead 40 years ago this year.

Can you re­mem­ber the places in these pho­to­graphs? Maybe you lived or worked there and can tell us tales of neigh­bours and shop­keep­ers.

hair We go: Wigs, head­scarves and new hair­styles are all avail­able at this hair­dress­ing sa­lon in Church Walk.

Closed down: This rather bat­tered look­ing shop in West­wood Street had once sold ale, stout and Brooke Bond tea.

SMART street: A rel­a­tively quiet Burgh­ley Road with some cars which would be clas­sics to­day.

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