The changing Square
It seems everybody in Peterborough has a view on Cathedral Square. The centre piece of the city centre it underwent a multi-million pound rev amp a few years back which saw the controversial introduction of the fountains.
Older readers will remember the square when it was called Market Place and, of course, was home to a market on some days of the week.
It also had the Harry Gates Pearson Memorial fountain – the square’s original water feature, which can be seen in three pictures on the bottom row, the pictures are not dated and the middle one appears to be artificially coloured.
The line drawing above captures the scene in the 1900s.
The main picture shows the square packed out for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Can anyone guess the date? Unfortunately, nobody will be able to recognise themselves as the photographer went for a blurry effect!
The pictures top left and bottom right look as if they were taken in the 1960s. Does anybody remember Mac fisheries food shop and Briggs foot fitters?