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Postcard of The Cross, Quorn

This photograph looks as if it was taken from the middle of the road, outside what is now the Memorial Gardens, but was then known as The Little Green. It is looking up High Street, towards Loughborough.

Judging from the design of the stamp, it was posted in 1911 or 1912. The card is addressed to Mr C Higham, 169 Grove Lane, London. The message is very brief and reads:
Quorn Does this remind you [Initials] Fine today

It is written upside down, which was a common habit to stop the postman reading it!

Also on the back (printed), it says C Gamble, Quorn, No 300. Charles Gamble had a newsagents shop on Station Road.

This particular photographer is well known in postcard circles for putting an ornate border around his cards and his initials 'FS' in the corner. He was Francis William Scarratt of Derby and it was quite unusual for him to venture this far south.

The Royal Oak can be seen clearly on the left and the White Horse on the right. Underneath 'The White Horse Hotel' on the sign, is the name D Walton. The hotel is offering good stabling. The small sign to the right of the ground floor window, seems to say 'Billiards'. Note there is no mock gabling on the building as appeared in the 1930's and can be seen today.
The vehicle outside the pub is a stall selling a variety of hardware including baskets, brushes, rakes, pots and pans.


   
 Submitted on: 2009-07-30
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 428
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