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Quorn Postcards

Picture postcards really took off in Britain in about 1902. They were not only used by tourists, but with up to seven postal collections and deliveries in a day, they were used by local people to make arrangements and keep in touch like we use phone calls, text messages and e mails today. Within towns, a letter or card posted in the morning would usually be delivered in the afternoon.

Old Quorn postcards provide not only a pictorial, historical record of the village, but often the messages on the back enable us to eavesdrop into the lives of people living in Quorn at the time. Sometimes the details can be linked to other records, enabling us to piece together stories about families, including their movements and relationships. By using modern scanning and enhancement techniques, it is often possible to reveal details on the pictures that either give us more information or simply make us smile. Quorn owes a debt of gratitude to some of these talented and diligent photographers of bygone Quorn.


 Quorn United S. S. Football Club 1922/23  Quorn United S. S. Football Club 1922/23
Taken in 1923, this extremely clear photograph shows Quorn United Sunday School Football ...... cont.
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 Barrow Road, Quorn  then and now  Barrow Road, Quorn then and now
An unusual view from around 1905, looking down Barrow Road from the Loughborough Road ...... cont.
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 The Mill House Inn, Leicester Road, Quorn, early 1900s  The Mill House Inn, Leicester Road, Quorn, early 1900s
To the left of the archway is the Mill House Inn, which at this time was run by Silas ...... cont.
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