A street photographer like Chris Porsz (68 years old) never ceases to amaze us with the quality of his photographs. Few photographers can match his unique perspective. “Barking” and “Reunions” were previously featured on our website.
‘Reunions 2′ is Chris’ second installment of his old project, depicting how Peterborough residents, Cambridgeshire, have evolved. You will likely notice some significant differences between people photographed over 40 years apart because he has been working on this project for over 40 years. The video illustrates how time affects individuals and how the camera captures it.
#1 (Original 1994 – April 2021 Reunion) Dad and Daughters
In 1994, Richard Scott, GP, was last seen in Bridge Street in Peterborough with his three daughters. “I believe it was a Saturday, and my wife would have been in the hospital, and I would have brought the girls out there,” he said.
#2 Lesley and Chris Porsz (Class of 1971 – January 2021 Reunion)
Their marriage in 1976 brought them three children and seven grandchildren after traveling 6000 miles throughout Europe and North Africa in only three weeks.” Chris and Lesley were 18-year-old students and 20-year-old BT clerical workers in 1971.
#3 Mr. Gino (Original 1980 – May 2021 Reunion)
Zahida Parveen, a grandmother of three and grandfather of one, continues to live in Peterborough. Gino has photographed alone after Zahida disappeared in 2014.
#4 Carrot And Stick (Original 1981 – 2021 Reunion)
“Bernard is 58 years old, has two daughters, three grandsons, and three great-grandchildren. He resides near Stamford in Lincolnshire, where he has been painting oil for 30 years. He has collected 31,500 image tins over the past 13 years.
#5 Original 1980 Ford Cortina (Reunion June 2021)
Paul Smith worked as a porter at Peterborough District Hospital for twelve years. In 1980, the couple stood in front of an identical model.
#6 Ever Ready (original 1980 – August 2020 reunion)
Amir Baz and Adalat Khan used to operate a newsagent in Peterborough’s Cobden Street/ Cromwell Road from 1979 until 1996. Their home is still in Peterborough, where they have retired since then. In addition to Adalat’s two children, Amir has one child and one daughter of his own. According to Chris, they were thrilled to be back behind the counter and wanted to serve a few more customers.
#7 Red Hot (Original Circa 1981 – August 2020 Reunion)
In the 1980s, Tim Davies worked as a blacksmith in Peterborough for five years. Afterward, he worked on deep-sea fishing boats in Greenland for two years. His visit to Wortley Almshouses continues after retiring from the fishing industry in 2012.
#8 Fun at The Fair (original 1985 – May 2021 Reunion)
On a Peterborough fairground in 1985, Toni Cray and Teresa Weston appeared in the Sizzler. Their CSE/GCE exams had just been completed, and they were 16 and 15 years old, respectively. When she saw the picture, she was flooded with memories.
#9 Lollipop Lady (original 1984 – September 2020 reunion)
In the 1980s, Gloria Steele worked at a Peterborough school as a lollipop lady. She helped children cross the street three times a day for seven years. It was Gloria’s job to work as a caretaker for the NHS, and she was a mother to a son and a daughter.
#10 Four On a Bench (original 1985 – September 2020 reunion)
A bench in Bridge Street, Peterborough, 1985, showed Chris’s friends Johnny Crawford, Trudy Parkinson, Sandra Wilson-Bailey, and Tom Bray sitting there, from left to right.
#11 Howard and Sharon’s Wedding Rings (original 1981 – Reunion September 2020)
They met in a Peterborough nightclub 40 years ago. St John’s Church in Stanground was the location of their wedding in 1981. During their honeymoon in Tenerife, they celebrated at London Brick’s Phorpres Social Club.
#12 Mates (Original 1982 – April 2021 Reunion)
Cathedral Square was the location of the 1982 photograph of Romell Yearwood, Ryan Wiltshire, Rayan Abdel Raheem, and Stephen Moore. Mark Allan (in the cap) moved away in the reunion photo.
#13 Frogs, Vikings, and Gluttons (original 1989 – 2020 reunion)
#14 The Pyschobillies (June 1983 – August 2020 reunion)
During the hand-rear of Barn Owls, Joe Wright used his pet Barn Owl Rocky, his favorite barn owl. Chris took the photo in 1984 at a western and country event. A reunion photo was taken at the Exotic Pet Refuge of Deeping St James by Joe.
#15 The Pyschobillies (June 1983 – August 2020 reunion)
Greg Brown, Dave Kennedy, Dave Baines, and Neil Tucker were photographed in Peterborough’s Cathedral Square. Throughout the years, they have maintained contact with each other”
#16 Scoop Purchase (Original 1980 – April 2021 Reunion)
Sally Wells borrowed the pram from the shoe shop, now known as Ladbrokes.
#17 Sally Wells loaned the pram to the shoe shop, which is now a Ladbrokes.
The Gladstone Street sign features Mohammed Riza, Ali Shaukat, Khalid Mahmood (right), and Ali Shaukat (left). The two last met in 2010, but they reunited in May 2021.
#18 Tea Break (first released in 1983; re-released in September 2020)
Their tea break was usually at 1 a.m. because nurses Karen Belson, Maggie Moore, Anita Downs, and Jane Kew worked nights.”
#19 Madhouse (original 1991 – August 2021 reunion)
The Madhouse store on Bridge Street is seen in 1991 with Emily Wright (née Adams) and her brother Jimmy Adams. When Emily and Jimmy grew up in Werrington Village with their two siblings, they attended The King’s School in Peterborough.