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Thursday 2nd July 2020  

Postcard of Quorn Terrace

This postcard was posted on 29th Aug 1905 and shows four houses on Leicester Road, known as Quorn Terrace which are now (from left to right) numbers 26, 28, 30, and 32. When the photograph was taken the houses were very newly built.

The lady on the right is probably Louisa Harris, holding her baby son Reginald. The 1911 Census shows the Harris family living there.

The writing on the back, shows that the card is from Jessie and Harry to Mrs R House, 3 Tennyson Road, West Cowes, IOW. The narrative reads, "Dear mother, Harry and I got here quite safe last night about half past 8. We are enjoying our self alright. I remain your loving daughter Jessie and Harry".

Research shows that Harry Webster was the son of John and Mary Webster, he was brought up on Freehold Street in Quorn and later joined the Navy. It was whilst based on the South coast that he met Jessie who came from Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

 Submitted on: 2010-08-10
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 904

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