Driving back to parkway’s beginning
WE have published many pictures over the years of Peterborough’s parkways, and readers are always happy to comment on them.
Colin Wilson picked out Riverside Mead, to the top right of our second picture, as it is where he now lives.
We wondered where exactly the picture of part of the Frank Perkins Parkway being built was taken.
Mr Wilson said: “The flyover being constructed is at the Black Bridge in Stanground where the old River Nene branches off through Stanground.
“The year is around 1983, and the flyover was for the Frank Perkins Parkway. The rowing club used to be located on the lower left of the picture and was relocated to its present site in Thorpe Meadows.
“Incidentally all the soil removed to make the rowing lake was used to make up the road for the flyover between Stanground and Boongate.”