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The New Arrival from London

Statement/Fact

The first family to move from London and to receive their keys from the Mayor, Alderman Ted Hall, were the Mulhern family who moved from Islington. Mr Mulhern got a job at Elliott and Burdett, machine tool makers.

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Question

In what year did the first families move to Peterborough from London?

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More Information

When families moved to Peterborough to live into a Development Corporation property, they received a booklet called ‘Your Home Your City’ that included lots of local information. The booklet was updated every year.

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Follow up suggestion

If you were moving into a new house in a new town, what information would you like to have about the area? Think of ten important things.

Quiz Question

How many thousand families moved to Peterborough as part of the Development Corporation’s expansion scheme?

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1971

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23,000