Peterborough, originally known as Medeshamstede, is an ancient settlement and an early centre of Christianity. The Anglo-Saxon period saw the establishment of a 7th century monastery on this site. Probably destroyed by the Vikings, it was subsequently restored as a Benedictine Abbey in the 10th century. This later became Peterborough Cathedral. There are many remains of the abbey in the Cathedral precincts. The Cathedral's architecture is mainly Norman, following a rebuilding in the 12th…
Nene Valley Railway Peterborough Cambridgeshire 2nd November 2013
New-build LNER Peppercorn A1 4-6-2 60163 Tornado runs round its train at Peterborough Nene Valley station. Behind the water tower the East Coast Main Line, the stamping ground of the original A1s, can be seen.