Part 3: Westgate and Boroughbury
Explore the hidden history of Westgate like you have never seen before with Deljit Singh
The leaning newsagents of Peterborough, hiding from uncles in pubs, Ron’s hairdressers, Boroughbury Motors, Queens Street, milk bars, bastions of automotive parking… it could only be a brand new Magical History Tour of Peterborough!
We are thrilled to share with you Deljit Singh’s Magical History Tour – Part 3 after premiering yesterday at Peterborough Celebrates. Del is back again with some more history, memories, and anecdotes about our great city. Grab a cuppa and settle in. Leave your own stories and memories on our social medias too, we love reading them!
Deljit Singh grew up on Cromwell Road in the 1960s. His Dad owned ‘Rathore Continental Store’, which is known as the first “ethnically owned shop in Peterborough”. Deljit and his family have been incredible community ambassadors, doing mountains of charity and community work. They’ve done this as individuals and also through the Sikh temple.
Growing up Del was also well-known as a Sikh Heavy Rock DJ, and would often be found at a local community hall mixing on the decks.
Del is also a keen runner and often runs half-marathons for charity.
Other Interesting Stuff
Well if you found that fascinating come and check out what else we have been doing!
Watch: a short film where 4 Peterborough street artists and the PP team tell you about their favourite murals. We also share some top tips to those interesting in working with artists on future murals
Read: an insight into our work in Millfield from 2017 – 2022. The case study shares what happened, the learning and the challenges. Useful for others running community-based projects about telling stories through art.
Read: we’ve been exploring how our programme can support personal and community wellbeing. This document pulls together a few links to research, organisations, toolkits and interesting quotes in case you’re interested in exploring this too