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Station Road, Quorn, about 1913

The photograph on this postcard was taken by F W Scarratt of Derby and the card was published under the name of C Gamble, Quorn. Charles Gamble was a newsagent and his shop can just be seen on the left-hand side of the road in the middle distance, with a small group of people outside.

The cottages on the far left are just beyond Bradley’s shop on Station Road, starting at (what is now), 24 Station Road. Note that these cottages used to open straight onto the pavement. It wasn’t until the 1970s that small fenced off front gardens were created.

This postcard was written by a lady called Agnes, who was staying with Miss Hack, who (with her sisters), ran a drapers and milliners shop next to the Royal Oak pub, at (what is now), 4 High Street. Agnes was writing to her friend May in Ramsey near Huntingdon. It sounds as if she recovering from an illness as she writes:

“Dear May, I am getting on as well as they will let me. Quorn is about the same style as Ramsey. Have been out twice this week. Are you going to Northampton, if so remember me to all friends, you must write and tell me all the news. Your loving friend Agnes”

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 Submitted on: 2012-12-22
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 1740
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