What is Peterborough known for?


, Tring and Milton Keynes, for one-day games. thumb 200px County Ground (image:Northants 780.JPG) As with all county cricket clubs, Northamptonshire CCC represents the historic county and not any modern or current administrative unit. In Northamptonshire's case, this means the county of Northamptonshire and the Town of Northampton, although the club have in the past played some home matches outside the historic borders such as in Peterborough, Luton and Milton

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, when a local entrepreneur purchased the building as part of a larger project, including a restaurant and art gallery. The Broadway, designed by Tim Foster Architects, was one of the largest theatres in the region and offered a selection of live entertainment, including music, comedy and films. "First Glimpse of Mecca to Movies" , '' Peterborough Evening

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for various television programmes and films. The 1982 BBC production of ''The Barchester Chronicles'' was filmed largely in and around Peterborough. In 1983 opening scenes for the 13th ''007'' film, Octopussy, starring Sir Roger Moore, were filmed at Orton Mere. A music video for the song BreakThru (Breakthru (song)) by the band Queen (Queen (band)) was also shot on the preserved Nene Valley Railway in 1989. In 1995 Pierce Brosnan filmed train crash sequences for the 17th James Bond film, GoldenEye, at the former sugar beet factory. A scene for the film The Da Vinci Code (The Da Vinci Code (film)) was filmed at Burghley House during five weeks secret filming in 2006; and actor, Lee Marvin, found himself camping in Ferry Meadows during the filming of The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission in 1985. "Peterborough on the big screen", ''Peterborough Evening Telegraph'', 13 June 2008. In October 2008 Hollywood returned to Wansford for the filming of the musical Nine (Nine (2009 live-action film)), starring Penélope Cruz and Daniel Day-Lewis. "Nene Valley Railway used for filming of Nine", ''Peterborough Evening Telegraph'', 7 November 2008. Landmarks thumb right upright Longthorpe Tower (File:Longthorpe Tower1.jpg) (1310), a Grade I listed building. The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, Saint Paul (Paul of Tarsus) and Saint Andrew, whose statues look down from the three high gables of the West Front, was originally founded as a monastery in AD 655 and re-built in its present form between 1118 and 1238. It has been the seat of the Bishop of Peterborough since the diocese was created in 1541, when the last abbot was made the first bishop and the abbot's house was converted into the episcopal palace. Peterborough Cathedral is one of the most intact large Norman (Romanesque architecture) buildings in England and is renowned for its imposing early English Gothic (English Gothic architecture) West Front which, with its three enormous arches, is without architectural precedent (Cathedral architecture of Western Europe) and with no direct successor. The cathedral has the distinction of having had two queens buried beneath its paving: Katherine of Aragon and Mary, Queen of Scots. The remains of Queen Mary were removed to Westminster Abbey by her son James I (James I of England) when he became King of England. Sweeting, Walter Debenham ''The Cathedral Church of Peterborough: A Description of its Fabric and a Brief History of the Episcopal See'' (pp.3–35) G. Bell & Sons, London, 1898 (facsimile of the 1926 reprint of the 2nd ed. of Bell's Cathedrals from Project Gutenberg. Retrieved 23 April 2007). The general layout of Peterborough is attributed to Martin de Vecti who, as abbot from 1133 to 1155, rebuilt the settlement on dry limestone to the west of the monastery, rather than the often-flooded marshlands to the east. Abbot Martin was responsible for laying out the market place and the wharf beside the river. Peterborough's 17th-century Guildhall was built in 1671 by John Lovin, who also restored the bishop's palace shortly after the restoration (The Restoration) of King Charles II (Charles II of England). It stands on columns, providing an open ground floor for the butter and poultry markets which used to be held there. The Market Place was renamed Cathedral Square and the adjacent Gates Memorial Fountain moved to Bishop's Road Gardens in 1963, when the (then weekly) market was transferred to the site of the old cattle market. Skinner, Julia (with particular reference to the work of Robert Cook) ''Did You Know? Peterborough: A Miscellany'' (pp.33, 25 & 16) The Francis Frith Collection, Salisbury, 2006. Peterscourt on City Road was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1864, housing St. Peter's Teacher Training College for men until 1938. The building is mainly listed for the 18th century doorway, brought from the London Guildhall (Guildhall, London) following war damage. Heritage Explorer: Images for Learning National Monuments Record, English Heritage (Retrieved 4 July 2010). Nearby Touthill, the site of a castle bailey, is a scheduled monument. The city has a large Victorian (Victorian era) park containing formal gardens, children's play areas, an aviary, bowling green, tennis courts, pitch and putt course and tea rooms. The park has been awarded the Green Flag Award, the national standard for parks and green spaces, by the Civic Trust (Civic Voice). Green Flag Award Winners WikiPedia:Peterborough Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Cambridgeshire Peterborough Commons:Category:Peterborough

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' impact on public services" , ''The Guardian'', London and Manchester, 20 September 2007. On 11 March 2008, the BBC broadcast ''The Poles are Coming!'', a controversial documentary on the impact of Polish (Poles) migration to Peterborough by Tim Samuels, as part of its ''White Season''. The Poles are Coming! Is white working class Britain becoming invisible? A season of programmes on BBC Two (Retrieved 19 March 2008).<

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Sport , being the youngest ever presenter to host ''Football Focus'', ''Match of the Day'' and ''Final Score''. He currently presents the BBC's (list of Formula One broadcasters) Formula One coverage and BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He also hosted Super Bowls XLII (Super Bowl XLII), XLIII (Super Bowl XLIII), XLIV (Super Bowl XLIV), and XLV (Super Bowl XLV), the Africa Cup of Nations in January 2008, the Beijing Olympics (2008 Summer Olympics) in August 2008 and the Commonwealth Games (2010 Commonwealth Games) in October 2010. Early life Born in Peterborough, in the English county (counties of England) of Cambridgeshire, England, he moved to Norwich, Norfolk at the age of nine Glory hunting is not for me with the rest of his family, and attended Framingham Earl High School and the Sixth Form at The Hewett School, Norwich. During his time at school he also worked as a paperboy and became interested in the media (mass media). Early life Jessie was born in Grantham in 1861, the daughter of a colliery agent and a barmaid. In 1875 the family moved to Peterborough. She attended the Royal College of Art which was at that time called the National Art Training School (South Kensington School of Art) in South Kensington. She won the Queen's Prize in 1882 and the National Silver Medal in 1883, after which she visited Paris with a view to continuing her education. Two previous graduates of the ''National Art Training School'' - Amy Singer and Emily Fawcett - were already living in Paris, and sharing a studio with the young Camille Claudel. In January 1884 Camille's mother wrote to Jessie confirming the arrangement that Jessie would lodge with the Claudel family for 200 francs a month. * The Olympic (list of IOC country codes) and FIFA (List of FIFA country codes) country code for WikiPedia:Peterborough Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Cambridgeshire Peterborough Commons:Category:Peterborough

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Music Station WGMS , launched in 1992 (from 1994 Classic Gold 1332), is now part of Heart's (The Heart Network) sister Gold (Gold (radio)) network but has no programming made in Peterborough; Connect Radio (Connect Radio 106.8), formerly Lite FM, is the second commercial station, since 1999, on 106.8&nbsp;MHz and is broadcast partly from Kettering and partly from Southend and Radio Cambridgeshire, which once had a studio in the city, although it closed in 2012. Kiss 105-108

world speed

line about 1 mile (1½ kilometres) from the village. Corby Glen was served by local trains between Peterborough and Grantham. In July 1938 the London and North Eastern Railway locomotive ''Mallard'' (LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard) passed through Corby Glen on the way to achieving its world speed record for a steam locomotive (LNER 4468 Mallard#Record) a few miles further south at Stoke Bank. British Railways closed Corby Glen station in 1959 and its yard is now occupied by a sawmill. poptime WikiPedia:Peterborough Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Cambridgeshire Peterborough Commons:Category:Peterborough

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Website. Retrieved 24 April 2007). Local businessman, Peter Boizot, founder of the Pizza Express restaurant chain and Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, has supported the cultural and sporting life of Peterborough and received its highest accolade, the freedom of the city. Muir, Jonny "Five are honoured with freedom nominations", ''Peterborough Evening Telegraph'', 4

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populations. Moneylending during this period was largely a matter of private loans advanced to persons short of cash, whether persistently in debt or temporarily until the next harvest. Mostly, it was undertaken by exceedingly rich men who were prepared to take on a high risk if the profit looked good; interest rates were fixed privately and were almost entirely unrestricted by law. Investment was always regarded as a matter of seeking personal profit, often on a large scale. Banking

community productions

east-of-england cambridgeshire peterborough.aspx Destination Guide for Peterborough English Tourist Board (Retrieved 20 April 2007). The Key Theatre, built in 1973, is situated on the embankment, next to the River Nene. The theatre aims to provide entertainment, enlightenment and education by reflecting the rich culture Peterborough has to offer. The programme is made up of home-grown productions, national touring shows, local community productions and one-off concerts


'''Peterborough''' ( to the north-east. The railway station is an important stop on the East Coast Main Line between London and Edinburgh. The unitary authority borders Northamptonshire and Rutland to the west, Lincolnshire to the north, and non-metropolitan Cambridgeshire to the south and east.

The local topography is flat and low-lying, and in some places lies below sea level, for example in the Fens that lie to the east of Peterborough. Human settlement in the area began before the Bronze Age, as can be seen at the Flag Fen archaeological site to the east of the current city centre also with evidence of Roman (Ancient Rome) occupation. The Anglo-Saxon (History of Anglo-Saxon England) period saw the establishment of a monastery, Medeshamstede, which later became Peterborough Cathedral. Peterborough was until 1965 part of Northamptonshire, although the city with its surrounding rural area was from medieval times administered separately as the Soke of Peterborough.

The population grew rapidly following the arrival of the railways in the 19th century, and Peterborough became an industrial centre, particularly noted for its brick manufacture. Following the Second World War (World War II), growth was limited until designation as a New Town (New towns in the United Kingdom) in the 1960s. Housing and population are expanding and a £1&nbsp;billion regeneration of the city centre and immediately surrounding area is underway. In common with much of the United Kingdom, industrial employment has fallen, with a significant proportion of new jobs in financial services and distribution.

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