Of the many books that have been published on the history of Peterborough, this one is an absolute must for anyone with an interest in the city's growth in Victorian days. The author, Betty Chambers, has captured the story of how the administration of the Peterborough that we know and some of its utilities came into being. Two people, inextricably entwined within the story are Henry Pearson Gates and John Whitwell, one born into privilege and the other who had to fight for everything he achieved.
The period covered is three quarters of the 19th Century that witnessed Peterborough change from a small market town to a busy, bustling city. It also reveals the thoughts of the Victorian masters and how they considered that the working class should be kept in their rightful place in society!
Hardback. Priced at £20. Reduced to £8.
Price includes standard 2nd class p&p.