Submarine on the Nene
Today’s pictures are a random but fascinating look at Peterborough life .
The picture top left shows Mr Posh Tom Keeble in London leading Peterborough United fans who were lobbying for Posh’s admission to the Football League.
The picture was taken on May 29, 1954. I love the banners. “Vote for Peterborough and progress’’ sounds more suited to a political rally, while a few eyebrows will be raised about the boast “Peterborough’s ground will soon hold 40,000’’.
The picture below shows the late Peggy Wright who was very well known in the city for teaching thousands of youngsters to swim at the Lido.
What a great picture that is of the mini submarine HMS Sprat visiting Peterborough in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
You can see spectators on Town Bridge.
It was sent into the paper some years ago by a reader called Marion, I’m afraid I don’t know her surname.
The picture below it according to its caption shows Nelson Street and Wood Street before the area was developed into what is now Queensgate bus station.
The final picture is simply captioned “The Tramps Dance at the town hall ,1956’’. Presumably it was a charity event.
Does anyone know if it was an annual event or a one off?
If you have any information, memories or other pictures please get in touch.