Today’s pictures feature some real Boys from the Black Stuff!
Both of the pictures show men at work with machinery, and both were snapped in the early 1980s.
The picture to the l eft shows a tar making machine for Queensgate.
Asis often the case with pictures of work from yesteryear such as this, there is not much ‘ health and safety’ on show here - not a goggle or glove to be seen!
The picture below shows a new road being rolled in front of Bridge Street police station, when the road was accessible to motorists.
Look closely and you can see a panda car parked in front of shops near the water’s edge on the town bridge.
One of them is Hillards ( formerly Frank Briley’s).
Do you remember the time when Peterborough strongman Walter Cornelius tried to fly the Nene with wings there - and broke his nose.
If readers want to see more of my work then they can see my website or new book New England.
The book is not about New England specifically but is so named as it was a new town. My images could be anywhere in England reflecting that era.
The book features pictures from the 1970s and 1980s, and costs £ 17.99 (£ 15.99 if purchased locally).
r preparation for Queensgate in the early 1980s
Putting in the roads near Bridge Street Police Station