Illustrated Talks by Peterborough Local History Society (supporting Little Miracles)


Ledbury Road, Netherton, PETERBOROUGH, Cambridgeshire, PE3 9RF

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The afternoon will consist of two illustrated presentations, one by guest speaker Stuart Orme, who will be speaking on "Royal Peterborough" and the second by Society chairman Trevor Pearce, who will be looking at "Peterborough Goes to Work". During the interval, there will be displays of old Peterborough, for you to look at whilst having your refreshments. There will also be a stall selling a variety of books on the local area.

"Royal Peterborough" - guest speaker, Stuart Orme
An entertaining look at the history of Royal connections and visits to Peterborough, from ancient times to current King. Did you know that Peterborough had its own Royal lodgings; that two princesses were born in the city; the unusual place Queen Victoria had lunch, or how Edward VII literally got stuck here? These and other fun, fascinating and little-known stories will be revealed as part of this talk!

"Peterborough Goes to Work" - Society Chairman, Trevor Pearce
Where did we all go to work? In the mid-20th century a huge percentage of the Peterborough workforce were employed by a few large industries. Some of these companies, Freemans, Molins, Thomas Cook's, Elliott's and Newall's are sadly confined to the history books. Many well-known shops, Woolworths, Glass's, Trollope's, Alexander Thompson's, Barrett's, Hodgsons, Shelton's and Fairways are, alas, no more. Perhaps you worked in your local chippie or served behind the bar of your nearest pub. Come along and re-live your memories or learn of the places that were crucial to the building of our city.

Tickets available from:
Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery,
Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF
Tel: 01733 864663

Oundle Bookshop,
13 Market Pl, Oundle PE8 4BA
Tel: 01832 273523

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Tickets £10 (inc. refreshments)

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