Re­mem­ber­ing the war he­roes

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

The poignant cen­te­nary com­mem­o­ra­tion of the Bat­tle of Pass­chen­daele this week have re­minded us all of the hor­rors of the Great War.

To­day’s Look­ing Back pic­tures fea­ture im­ages taken in Peter­bor­ough at the time of World War One.

The pic­ture top right shows men of the Northamp­ton­shire Yeo­manry at Peter­bor­ough Rail­way Sta­tion in 1915 as they pre­pare to leave for the front.

The pho­to­graph above left shows vast crowds look­ing on as sol­diers mill around in Cathe­dral Square or Mar­ket Place as it was then known.

The pic­ture be­low it shows some of the brave men sign­ing up to serve at Peter­bor­ough Re­cruit­ing Of­fice.

The shop next to it looks like a clothes shop called Charles Allen. Does any­one know the lo­ca­tion?

The other two pic­tures are taken from the Peace Pa­rade in 1919. The one above was taken in Broad­way.

Can any­one iden­ti­fty the lo­ca­tion of the other pic­ture show­ing nurses march­ing proudly?

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.