What is Peterborough known for?

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, one of the most successful visual discoverers of novas and comets; Obituary of George Eric Deacon Alcock Journal of the British Astronomical Association, vol.111 no.2 (pp.64–66) February 2001. John Clare, from Helpston, now considered to be one of the most important poets of the nineteenth century; Robinson, Eric H. Clare, John (1793–1864) ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'' Oxford University Press, 2004 (subscription required WikiPedia:Peterborough Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Cambridgeshire Peterborough Commons:Category:Peterborough

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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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Town twinning started in Europe after the Second World War. Its purpose was to promote friendship and greater understanding between the people of different European cities. A twinning link is a formal, long-term friendship agreement involving co-operation between two communities in different countries and endorsed by both local authorities. The two communities organise projects and activities around a range of issues and develop an understanding of historical, cultural, lifestyle similarities

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school at Kingston. Hatch 1983, p. 61. The school was originally No. 7 Service Flying School based in Peterborough, England. Its main intent was to train pilots of the Fleet Air Arm, but in the beginning the school's first students were British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) trainees selected for service with the RCAF and RAF. Hatch 1983, p. 62. Naval trainees, however, made

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Alliance is carbon neutral Carpages, 2 December 2006 thumb 180px Francis Pryor (right) discusses the excavation during the filming of a 2007 dig for ''Time Team (image:FrancisPryor.jpg)'' with series editor Michael Douglas (left). '''Francis Manning Marlborough Pryor''' MBE (Order of the British Empire) FSA (Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries) (born 13 January 1945) is a British (United Kingdom) archaeologist (archaeology) who is famous for his role in the discovery

of Flag Fen, a Bronze Age archaeological site near Peterborough, and for his frequent appearances on the Channel 4 television series ''Time Team''. PRYOR, Dr Francis Manning Marlborough’, Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2011 ; online edn, Nov 2011 accessed 13 Jan 2012 Pryor returned

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Violence, Religion, Jailbait, Forces of Law, Wild Thing) and albums (Excorcise the demons of youth, Armaggedon in action, Bomb Hanoi, Merry Xmas and F*** off) By 1984 he had left The Destructors to join English Dogs. Ian Glasper, Burning Britain, London: Cherry Red, 2004, p. 209. While in The English Dogs he toured the USA, and it was at this time Gizz's fusion of punk and metal based guitar playing was started to get him noticed by the likes of Metallica and helping influence the thrash metal genre. By 1987 the English Dogs came to a halt and Gizz had moved on again, forming another band, Wardance. '''Peterborough Northern Star F.C.''' is a football (Association football) club based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. They currently play in the Premier Division of the United Counties League (United Counties Football League) '''Paston''' is a residential area and electoral ward of the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. The area was mainly built and developed in the 1970s and 1980s. Before the development corporation (Peterborough Development Corporation) acquired Paston Ridings in 1974, by use of Section 22 of the Commons Act 1899, everyone had right of access to the common land comprising approximately 20 acres (8 ha). Several have been preserved. One of these is preserved on the Nene Valley Railway in Peterborough, England. Another one is still in service with the Franconian Museum Railway in Bavaria, Germany. Stone was born in Hertford, England. In 1620, he left Hertford to study at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, from where he graduated in 1624. WikiPedia:Peterborough Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Cambridgeshire Peterborough Commons:Category:Peterborough

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constituency) North West Cambridgeshire constituency was formed, incorporating parts of the city and neighbouring Huntingdonshire. The serving member is the Conservative, Shailesh Vara MP , who succeeded the (then) Rt Hon Dr. Sir Brian Mawhinney, former Secretary of State for Transport and Chairman of the Conservative Party, in 2005. Mawhinney, who had previously served as Member of Parliament for Peterborough from 1979, was created life peer Baron

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version "played like a poem" and just as well as the other ports. WikiPedia:Peterborough Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Cambridgeshire Peterborough Commons:Category:Peterborough

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as before – he could also no longer play the fiddle at all. The accident effectively ended his career as a touring and recording professional musician. Mike Raven: ''Nic Jones'' ("Living Tradition - May June 1997). There is some direct evidence for the text's popularity in tenth-century England. Bishop Æthelwold of Winchester is known to have donated a copy to the Peterborough house.

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capital. Peterborough – the UK's Environment Capital Greater Peterborough Partnership (Retrieved 20 December 2007). Peterborough Environment City Trust, an independent charity


'''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 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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