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Views of Peterborough in Colour

One citizen's pictorial portrait of Peterborough - it's highlights and landmarks, documented in full colour for posterity.

Amateur film 1950 4 mins Silent

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Keen amateur filmmaker Alan Cleaver filmed Peterborough, documenting the changing face of the city within which he lived. Captured on 9.5mm, a popular film format for home cinematography, Cleaver’s colour footage spans thirty years in its content, beginning in the fifties, and shows Peterborough’s city streets, and important landmarks such as the cathedral, River Nene, and railway.