Historical Peterborough Busine
at Lion’s Community Centre 347
March 19, 2019 at 7:30PM

Before radio, television, and the internet, how did local businesses communicate with the public? Richly designed letterheads provided extensive information describing business operators, products, premises, and what could be bought in town. The Peterborough Museum and Archives house thousands of historical invoices and letterheads going back more than 150 years. Who bought what from whom and for how much? What beer did Judge Weller drink when he should have been patronizing lifelong friend Henry Calcutt? Who did Charlotte Nicholls turn to when she needed new awnings? Peterborough archivist Jon Oldham and local historian Ken Brown will reveal secrets galore of long forgotten businesses.