Postcard Friday #8: Town Hall, Bridge Street




This postcard shows Bridge Street during winter, which is located in Peterborough city centre. In the middle of this old picture is the iconic Peterborough Town Hall, which was built in the early 1930s. This building is still being used by Peterborough City Council as offices and also includes the ceremonial parts like the Mayor's Parlour and the Council Chamber. I have been to the Town Hall a few times, most memorably when our family took oath as British citizens two Decembers ago in the Council Chamber.

The iconic building is currently in the midst of controversy among Peterborians as the city council plans to sell them to save on costs. One option the city council is considering is to use the historic building as student accommodation.

The part of Bridge Street shown in the above postcard is where you find such shops as M&S, Mothercare and many more. Before there is MJS Sarap Mabuhay we used to buy Filipino food products in Janson Hong. Before I wrote this post, I was in Bridge Street today to collect my younger son's prescription glasses from Specsavers.


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