Cut the peaches in half following the natural line in the skin. Separate the two halves and remove the centre stones. Blanch the peach halves for 30 seconds in boiling water and peel away the skins. Arrange the peach halves in a serving dish.
Measure the sugar and water into a saucepan. Add the pared rind from the orange and lemon and bring slowly to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes then remove from the heat and add the lemon juice. Pour the syrup over the peaches. Cool and then chill until ready to serve.