Peterborough owes its fame to steam railways and was the Crewe cum Didcot of South Australia, but when steam went out of use the town went in to decline with families moving away to where they could find work. In its heyday it was a thriving noisy smokey place. Now it’s enjoying somewhat of a revival with the interest in its heritage railway museum. Tourism is now as it’s main employer, there are scented roses along the Main Street, and many buildings have heritage rooms with historic exhibits.
Originally Petersburg the name was changed in 1917 because of anti-German sentiments in Australia.
It was Remembrance Day here today and we stood for the 2mins silence at 00:30 uk time.