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Peterborough at Work

People and Industries Through the Years

Peterborough’s origins can be traced back to ancient settlements on dry land by the River Nene after the building of the medieval cathedral. Its main growth period started in the nineteenth century when it became a railway city and a major industrial centre. Les mer

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Peterborough’s origins can be traced back to ancient settlements on dry land by the River Nene after the building of the medieval cathedral. Its main growth period started in the nineteenth century when it became a railway city and a major industrial centre. It was particularly known for brickmaking and the London Brick Company’s factory supplied bricks for the whole country, but other industries were also important, including prominent names such as Perkins Engines. Other historic industries reflected Peterborough’s location at the edge of the Fens, such as British Sugar Ltd and barge transporters along the waterways. Today, light industry and services predominate, but the city remains one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

Peterborough at Work explores the working life of this East Anglian city and its people, and the industries that have characterised it through the ages. This book will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of Peterborough.

Detaljer

Forlag
Amberley Publishing
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781398110052
Utgivelsesår
2022
Format
23 x 17 cm

Om forfatteren

June and Vernon Bull are keen local historians and are founder members of the Peterborough Local History Society – June is the Hon. Secretary. They are also enthusiastic collectors of old postcards of Peterborough and have amassed a collection of nearly 3,500 originals from the late Victorian period to the early 1960s. Since 1988 they have published a series of Peterborough picture postcard books, as well as other local history titles. They’re happy to give illustrated talks about old Peterborough.

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