1904 was indeed an important year in the history of Peterborough, highlighted by the grand opening of the Peterborough Lift Lock. It was such a momentous time, in fact, that our full look at mid-May of that year will be delayed until tomorrow!
The full text of that invitation, in case you are having trouble viewing the image, reads as follows:
The Corporations of the Town and County of Peterborough
Request the honor of your presence
Official Opening of the Hydraulic Lift Lock
On the Trent Canal, at Peterborough
On Saturday, July Ninth, Nineteen Hundred and Four
at Two o’clock, p.m.
E. A. Peck, G. M. Roger,