Our Journey

Explore stories of the people and places from our shared past, brought to life through images from our collections to show the changing face of our city.

Norman Cross

The Napoleonic Prison Camp at Norman Cross built and operated between C.1796-1814, was the world's first purpose built prisoner of war camp/depot. The camp was constructed during the Napoleonic wars to hold prisoners of France and their allies.

Health and Healing

Peterborough has a long record of what we could call health services today, with hospitals like St Leonards which was established around 900 years ago! Let's explore some of Peterborough's healing history, and how it compares to today.

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