Street scenes from the past
Today’s Looking Back pictures show some of the city centre’s best known street scenes.
The top picture shows Bridge Street as it was in 1968 when the road was still open to traffic.
It had been the main traffic throughfare of the city until it was pedestrianised in 1984.
The old Woolies and M&S stores can be seen on the left with the Grand Hotel a bit further up. The right hand side is dominated by the Town Hall.
The picture above shows a view of Broadway with the huge Shelton’s department store. This is now the Peterborough Theatre, which until its recent troubles was the Broadway.
The picture below is taken from Cowgate looking down Church Street to Cathedral Square.
It was taken in 1992 with the Corn Exchange on the left and the cathedral looming in the background.
In the top right you can see the sign for The Alderman pub which is now home to Prezzo.