Below is some genealogy information and websites about the history and social geography of Peterborough.
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Description: Located in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough stands on the River Nene. Technically a county on it's own since 1889, Peterborough was nominally part of Northamptonshire until 1965 when it became part of Huntingdon and Peterborough. In 1974 Peterbrough became part of Cambridgeshire. Brick manufacturing was the backbone of Peterborough's growth. It was connected to the local rail network in the 1840s and the main London-York line in 1850. Large clay deposits and the railway links enable brick-making to become the largest in the country. Peterborough was also home to engine manufacturing (Perkin's Engines) and along with machine-making (Peter Brotherhood) became major employers. Some sugar beet production also took place.