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Greater Peterborough

Posted on: August 15th, 2018 by Sue

The Peterborough Advertiser reported that the town – with a population in 1970 of 80,000 – was to become Greater Peterborough by 1985, with a population of 188,000. It would be a new regional city, offering a wide range of employment opportunities, shopping and recreation plus four new, distinct townships – Bretton, Paston, Orton and Castor, each housing 20,000 people. The plan would produce 51,000 more jobs and five times as many cars, as well as shops and services within pram-pushing distance in the townships. The cathedral, precincts and Cathedral Square would be designated conservation areas. (Harper-Tee, John, ‘The Peterborough Story’, Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 1992)

Taken from The Peterborough Book of Days by Brian Jones, The History Press, 2014.