26th May 2016

Screens go live at Peterborough Railway Station

We had a fantastic launch event at Peterborough Railway Station yesterday, where the servicemen’s biographies are being displayed on a screen in the main entrance.  The entries will appear 100 years to the week that each serviceman passed through the Great Eastern Station. Our WW1 re-enactors included two soldiers, a member of the Royal Flying… Read More

13th May 2016

Joan & Freda discover father’s entry written 100 years ago!

Meet Joan Lacey and Freda Crew, the daughters of Private Joseph Drewery of the Machine Gun Corps. Joan got in touch with us after seeing an article about the project in her local newspaper. Joan was delighted to discover that her Father had written an entry in the visitor’s book whilst travelling through Peterborough East… Read More

11th May 2016

Local First World War Flying Ace

Noel Keeble – First World War Flying Ace (RNAS & RAF) June & Vernon Bull – Local historians & authors Noel was born on 6 April 1891 in Thorpe Road and achieved six aerial victories in the First World War. He first flew with 1 Wing Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) from Dunkirk until the… Read More

11th May 2016

Sergeant Samuel Yerrell – First World War soldier and war correspondent

Sergeant Samuel Yerrell – First World War soldier and war correspondent June & Vernon Bull – local historians and authors *image reproduced with kind permission from David Gray Samuel was the fourth son of Emily Yerrell and was born in Peterborough in 1895. The family first lived at 26 South Street, Stanground, and then moved… Read More

11th May 2016

Thomas Hunter – ‘The Lonely ANZAC’

Thomas Hunter is one of very few people who are remembered annually in the city by a commemorative service. This is despite the fact that he was neither born nor resident in Peterborough, but due to the tragic circumstances which led to his death here in July 1916. He is remembered as the ‘Lonely ANZAC’,… Read More