Millfield Magical History Tour

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Part 1: Growing Up

 Explore the hidden history of Millfield like you have never seen before with Deljit Singh.

Growing up on Cromwell Road, summers spent building a playpark, changing landscapes, demolished buildings, Sikh heavy rock DJs, bikers chasing away the national front… what more could you want from a magical history tour??

Film by Emily Steele of Cine-Sister
Additional Images courtesy of Chris Porsz and Peterborough Images

Huge thanks to Deljit Singh for his idea and his passion!

This film is part of a series of filmed memory tours. Click the button below to watch part 2!

“When you ask people about Cromwell Road or Millfield area they often put the shutters up, and they’ve got particular views on it, which sometimes I find disparaging. However the area’s actually steeped in a lot of history.”

Deljit Singh, 2021

Sandra Keating

About Deljit

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.

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