Located in the, Award Winning, Peterborough Newsagency is the Burg. “The Burg” is a slang term used by locals when referring to Peterborough or “Petersburg” (as it was until 1917.) The Burg contains a 19-meter painted mural that took local Artist Des Parker 12 months to complete. Take a walk through the history room, and watch the big screen movie presentation, several slideshows, and static displays all showcasing the town and local areas. While you are there marvel at the N Gauge Model Railway: a working 1:148 scale of the Peterborough Rail Yards, Buildings and Landmarks that stood in Peterborough in 1968. Taking more than 15,000 hours of work to recreate more than 70 buildings, 50 lights and miles of track.