Celebrating 40 Years

The Cresset was officially opened on 22 March 1978 by HM Queen Elizabeth II, which means we’ve just turned 40!

To celebrate we’d like to invite you to join us for an afternoon on 12th August 2018. Our 40th Birthday celebration takes place from 12-5pm and includes:

Live entertainment

Including Nicole Lawrence, Dave The Clown, Goldhay Arts, the U3A Ukulele Band, City Sounds Disco

Fun and Games

including Face painting, bouncy castle, giant connect 4, and much more

Food and Drink

There’s FREE tea, coffee and Birthday Cake for everyone! Plus free popcorn and candyfloss for the kids, a licensed bar, and hot food available all day from The Fayre Spot

As part of the Peterborough Celebrates 900 events, we’re aiming to give away 900 free cups of tea and pieces of cake throughout the day, so please, come along and join us for a cuppa!


Get Involved

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We also need your help – in putting together the best visual history of The Cresset we can, we could certainly use your photos! So if you have any pictures, clippings or memories of The Cresset over the years then please get in touch! You can drop us a message on Facebook, or email marketing@cresset.co.uk  Or just bring your photos with you on the day, we’ll be taking copies and creating some visual displays on the day, so come and get involved!

To start us off, here’s a selection of fantastic images from our big day, 22 March 1978. Do you recognise yourself or a relative? Let us know!


Photo Gallery – HM The Queen Officially Opening The Cresset

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