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.
Total: 112 artefacts returned over 38 pages