Scenes from ’60s
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.