The First World War had come to an end on 11 November 1918. Today was the day Peterborough celebrated it, with a great Peace Day parade in which every city organisation took part. Thousands from all around had descended on the city to hear the deputy mayor, Alderman Whitsted, read the proclamation of peace declaring the end of the 'War to end all Wars', and to see the parade as it went through Peterborough to the old showground. (Peterborough Local History Society Magazine Millennium Edition)
Taken from The Peterborough Book of Days by Brian Jones, The History Press, 2014.