Postcard Vote Results

Until May 18 members of the public could vote for which image they would like to see as a free postcard at this year’s Heritage Festival. There are going to be two free postcards, one from 40 Years On and one from Peterborough in Detail. Over 450 people voted, the results are now in and as follows are the images with the percentages of the vote they received. The winner for Forty Years on was Image 1, Cathedral Square, and for Peterborough in Detail it was the Guildhall. See below for all the images!

Image 1: Children at play 12.11% of the vote

From 1968 to 1988, over 26,000 houses were built and the population increased from 86,000 to 135,000 as part of Peterborough’s development into a New Town.

Image2: Fishing on the Nene 15.26% of the vote (2nd Place)

Ferry Meadows, the rowing lakes and Nene Park Trust were formed by the Peterborough Development Corporation to provide leisure facilities and green space for Peterborough.


Image3: Interior Queensgate 5.26% of the vote

The finest Jura marble was used for the flooring in Queensgate. The architects hoped to achieve the effect of an Aladdin’s cave.


Image4: Peterborough Cathedral Square 67.37% of the vote WINNER

As part of Peterborough’s city centre transformation,Cathedral Square was turned from a place for cars to a place for people.


FORTY YEARS ON is an archive, oral history and theatre project run by Vivacity and Eastern Angles which explores Peterborough’s development as a New Town since 1968. For more information contact Tina Bramhill, Project Officer, on 01733 864298 or email tina.bramhill@vivacity-peterborough.com

All Images copyright Homes and Communities Agency.

Poll 2: Peterborough in Detail

blue door in Wothorpe

Picture A

Picture A: Blue Door in Wothorpe 24.12% of the vote

Photo B

 Photo B: Peterborough Guildhall 27.06% of the vote WINNER


Photo C: Gargoyles 26.47% of the vote – 2nd place


 Picture D: Thatched Roof Animals 22.35% of the vote


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