Sub­ma­rine on the Nene

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph - By Nigel Thorn­ton nigel.thorn­ton@peter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTnigelthorn­ton 01733 588714

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.

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