Faces from a by­gone era

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Paramedic Paparazzo -

Think back to Bridge Street in 1980 just be­fore it was pedes­tri­anised – who were they?

Re­mem­ber Dol­cis theshoe shop, James Walk­ers the jew­lers and Rat­ners? Who can for­get Ger­ald Rat­ner’s speech in 1991. “We also do cut-glass sherry de­canters com­plete with six glasses on a sil­ver­plated tray that your but­ler can serve you drinks on, all for £4.95. Peo­ple say, ‘How can you sell this for such a low price?’ I say, ‘be­cause it’s to­tal crap’.”

My sec­ond pic­ture fea­tures a beret man push­ing his Raleigh bike, a boy on his racer with spare wheel, aman on­his Honda moped, the ABC cin­ema for­merly the Em­bassy and now O’Neils. There’s al­soa stu­dent from the Tech col­lege with her books com­ing out of the old li­brary and now a restau­rant and man in a wheel­chair with his dog on his lap.

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