Illustrated talks by Peterborough Local History Society. (supporting Peterborough Cathedral)
The Knights’ Chamber, Peterborough Cathedral
2 pm Wednesday 29th April 2020
An event in 2 parts:
“Royal Peterborough” – guest speaker, Stuart Orme
An entertaining look at the history of Royal connections and visits to Peterborough, from ancient times to current Queen. 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, Sheltons 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 of the places that were crucial to the building of our city.
Tickets £7.50 (inc. refreshments)
Tickets available from:
Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF Tel: 01733 864663