The Archives Service preserves and provides access to all kinds of useful archive information and materials about Peterborough. It’s not only a useful resource, it’s also a great way to learn about the city’s history.
|* On Saturdays and 13.00-14.00 Monday, Tuesday and Friday access is allowed to self service local studies material when the main library is staffed.|
If you know what you want to research, try searching for it on our online catalogue. Currently this contains over 4,500 catalogue entries covering all aspects of Peterborough’s history.
The Kitchin Collection is a compilation of black and white photographs mostly taken in and around Peterborough between about 1960 and 1970 by the late Mr Ramon Kitchin. You can now search and view over 700 of his photographs online.
If you can’t make it to the library, ask us about doing research on your behalf. We often do checks of parish registers, census returns and local newspapers, as well as more extensive research using our collections. Contact us by telephone on 01733 864160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would prefer to learn more about researching the past why not explore some of the research courses that Vivacity run throughout the year!
|PAS/NAP||New Ark Play Association|
|PAS/HAN||Tom Hancock and John Hawkes|
|PAS/JH||Papers of John Hynam|
|PAS/OLPC||Orton Longueville Parish Council|
|PAS/OWPC||Orton Waterville Parish Council records|
|PAS/PEPC||Peakirk Parish Council Records|
|PAS/UPC||Ufford Parish Council Records|
|PAS/TPC||Thornhaugh Parish Council Records|
|PAS/GPC||Glinton Parish Council Records|
|PAS/UPO||Union of Post Office Workers Records|
To view any of these collections either drop into the Archives Service in the Central Library or ring the staff on 01733 864160.