Secret Fens

Secret Fens

Cambridge in 50 Buildings

Cambridge in 50 Buildings

Peterborough at Work

People and Industries Through the Years

Series: At Work

Publication Date15th August 2022

Book FormatPaperback





Peterborough at Work is a fascinating pictorial history of the working life of the city of Peterborough in the last hundred and more years.
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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 mediaeval cathedral, its main growth period started in the 19th century when it became a railway city and a major industrial centre. It was particularly known for brick-making 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 city in the East of England and its people and the industries that have characterised it through the ages. The book will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of Peterborough.

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