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Postcard of Loughborough Road Villas, Quorn

This photograph was taken on Loughborough Road, looking towards the centre of Quorn. The houses on the far left (no bay on the first floor) are 45 & 43, followed by 41 to 31 (Beacon Terrace), Barrow Road, no 29 etc. The house/chimney referred to in the post card would appear to be what is now number 41

The photographer was William Shuttlewood who lived in Quorn with his wife and three children for a relatively short period -from about 1905 to about 1909. However he obviously enjoyed photography and Quorn owes him a great debt for the wonderful pictures he took at this time. Many examples of his work can be found in the collection and his full story is told elsewhere on the site. This card was posted on 27th October 1905 (just 10 days after the previous postcard, also shown on this site), and is addressed to Miss Northmore, South Downs, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, Devon. The writer of the card is Susannah Shuttlewood, William's wife, and she is writing to one of her sisters (Nan) who is still at home.

Thursday My dearest Nan, Your kind letter received this aft will send at once but am afraid you will not get tomorrow. Jack shall write, it is their speech day and prize giving next Wednesday - it is a great day for them, the pupils give an entertainment and their drawing and other work is exhibited to parents and friends. We went to the Whist Drive last night enjoyed it immensely but was not lucky enough to get a prize. There were some lovely prizes - 3 for ladies and 3 for gents. The ladies 1st was a handsome silk umbrella with a silver handle worth 25/-. Will is going to another next week - Sissie will write and tell you all about her visit to London. She saw the King & Queen opening the new Kingsway. They were standing close to Buckingham Palace gates as the royal procession passed out & again saw them from the balcony of the hotel where they were lunching with Will's friend Mr Phillips. This is a view of granny's house. I have put a cross against chimney and gate. If you have this already - give this to one of the others.
Fond love to all

Susannah and William moved to Quorn from Cheshire in the summer of 1905, although they originally came from Devon. Jack was the middle child and was about 8 years old in 1905. It sounds as if one of Susannah's other sisters was living with them at this time.
'Granny's house' refers to William's parents Jesse and Sarah Shuttlewood.

Some of the gate pillars with the distinctive balls on the top, can still be seen today.


   
 Submitted on: 2009-06-29
 Updated on: 2009-07-30
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 66
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