In the 1960s Peterborough was quite a traditional large market town, many of the population worked in engineering factories such as Perkins Engines or Brotherhoods. Most of the shops were in the centre of the city. Many of Peterborough's newcomers were to move to the city from London.Source Bank 1
London is made up a number of administrative districts called boroughs. How many London boroughs are there altogether?Answer
In the Development Corporation’s ‘Lambeth to Peterborough’ report, 22 of the 31 households moving to the new town lived in privately rented flats and of those only 2 had their own bathrooms; 9 had no bathroom at all.Source Bank 2
Think about why would a family from, for example, London want to move to Peterborough?
According to the 1971 census, how many people lived in Peterborough at that time?Answer