Para­medic Pa­parazzo

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Hobson’s Choice - With Chris Porsz www.chrisporsz.com

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

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