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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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 The White Horse, Quorn Cross, early 1940s  The White Horse, Quorn Cross, early 1940s
This photograph from the late 1930s or early 1940s, shows Quorn Cross with the White ...... cont.
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 Quorn Cross, the Royal Oak and the White Horse, early 1940s  Quorn Cross, the Royal Oak and the White Horse, early 1940s
This photograph from the late 1930s or early 1940s, is taken from Quorn Cross, looking up ...... cont.
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 Elms Drive, Quorn – then and now  Elms Drive, Quorn – then and now
This rare postcard is a is a view down Elms Drive from Cradock Drive, looking towards ...... cont.
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 Loughborough Road, Quorn, early 1900s  Loughborough Road, Quorn, early 1900s
Loughborough Road leads north out of Quorn, towards Loughborough. This view from the very ...... cont.
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 Wood Lane, Quorn, early 1900s  Wood Lane, Quorn, early 1900s
Photographs of Wood Lane are extremely rare and this postcard, which dates from around ...... cont.
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 Meeting Street, Quorn  Meeting Street, Quorn
As the years go by and as Quorn Village On-line Museum continues to grow, it becomes ...... cont.
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 Quorn UDC horse and cart  Quorn UDC horse and cart
This photograph was taken in the early 1900s and is an picture that the team have never ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 fundraising event, Saturday 26th September 1915  Quorn WW1 fundraising event, Saturday 26th September 1915
These two postcards were acquired several years ago, but it was only recently that they ...... cont.
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 Manor House Hotel, early 1900s  Manor House Hotel, early 1900s
The photograph for this postcard was taken in the early 1900s. Unfortunately this scan is ...... cont.
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 WW1 postcard sent to Quorn  WW1 postcard sent to Quorn
This postcard was sent during WW1 on 20th September 1915, by Bandsman Harry Rowland ...... cont.
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 Letters from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp, February/March 1946  Letters from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp, February/March 1946
Quorn POW camp was based in the grounds of Quorn House and the entrance was on Wood Lane, ...... cont.
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 Letter from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp, March 1947  Letter from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp, March 1947
Quorn POW camp was based in the grounds of Quorn House and the entrance was on Wood Lane, ...... cont.
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 Letter from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp, March 1946  Letter from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp, March 1946
Quorn POW camp was based in the grounds of Quorn House and the entrance was on Wood Lane, ...... cont.
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 Letter from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp, Christmas 1945  Letter from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp, Christmas 1945
Quorn POW camp was based in the grounds of Quorn House and the entrance was on Wood Lane, ...... cont.
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 Station Road, Quorn, late 1930s  Station Road, Quorn, late 1930s
This photograph looking down Station Road from Quorn Cross is thought to have been taken ...... cont.
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 Station Road, Quorn, 1909  Station Road, Quorn, 1909
This particularly good photograph is taken looking down Station Road, with Nursery Lane ...... cont.
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 Rawlins School, Quorn, aerial view, post 1938  Rawlins School, Quorn, aerial view, post 1938
This postcard must date from after 1938 as the Farnham Hall (old gym) is indicated as ...... cont.
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 Loughborough Road, Quorn  Loughborough Road, Quorn
This photograph was taken in about 1910, on Loughborough Road, looking South, down ...... cont.
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 Quorn Hunt on the Little Green  Quorn Hunt on the Little Green
The photograph for this postcard was taken between 1909 and 1913. The location is what is ...... cont.
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 Station Road, Quorn  Station Road, Quorn
A everyday scene looking down Station road in about 1910. It is interesting that most of ...... cont.
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 High Street Quorn, 1944  High Street Quorn, 1944
This postcard of Quorn was printed by Raphael Tuck and Sons, probably one of the most ...... cont.
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 Station Road, Quorn, about 1913  Station Road, Quorn, about 1913
The photograph on this postcard was taken by F W Scarratt of Derby and the card was ...... cont.
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 Opening of the new Methodist Wesleyan Chapel, Quorn  Opening of the new Methodist Wesleyan Chapel, Quorn
These photographs were taken by William Shuttlewood, a Quorn photographer and chemist, at ...... cont.
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 Wesleyan Home Missions  Gospel Car in the Memorial Gardens in about 1907/1908  Wesleyan Home Missions Gospel Car in the Memorial Gardens in about 1907/1908
The Methodists were very strong in 1900s in Quorn, as they were in many places. This ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's Church, interior view prior to 1913  St Bartholomew's Church, interior view prior to 1913
This postcard shows a very unusual view of the interior of the Church. The photograph ...... cont.
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 Cottages – Wood Lane, Quorn  Cottages – Wood Lane, Quorn
This postcard was posted in 1905 and is entitled ‘Wood Lane’. It was published for resale ...... cont.
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 A WW1 postcard sent to Flos Boyer in Quorn  A WW1 postcard sent to Flos Boyer in Quorn
In the early 1900s people used postcards like we use the phone calls, text messages and e ...... cont.
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 Postcards - Their Place in Quorn's Local History  Postcards - Their Place in Quorn's Local History
This article was written by Sue Templeman. It outlines the history of postcards in Quorn ...... cont.
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 The Riley, Seal and Rumsey Families in Quorn  The Riley, Seal and Rumsey Families in Quorn
The chance acquisition of a postcard and a bit of detective work, led to the writing of ...... cont.
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 Postcard of Quorn Terrace  Postcard of Quorn Terrace
This postcard was posted on 29th Aug 1905 and shows four houses on Leicester Road, known ...... cont.
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 Postcard of The Little Green  Postcard of The Little Green
This postcard shows Quorn Hunt on 'The Little Green' before the First World War. It must ...... cont.
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 Quorn Court  Quorn Court
Quorn Court is now 26 High Street and has been turned into flats. It was originally built ...... cont.
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 Postcard of The Thatch  Postcard of The Thatch
This card was posted in November 1904. This property was originally three cottages, ...... cont.
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 Postcard of Loughborough Road  Postcard of Loughborough Road
This postcard was posted in 1906 and shows the left hand side of Loughborough Road, ...... cont.
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 Soar Road, Santa Maria Bridge  Soar Road, Santa Maria Bridge
This photograph was taken in the early 1900s and is thought to be one of the first ...... cont.
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 Rose Cottage, Loughborough Road  Rose Cottage, Loughborough Road
Rose Cottage was a substantial house on Loughborough Road next to 'The Hurst' (now The ...... cont.
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 Quorn Hunt c1900  Quorn Hunt c1900
Members of the Hunt appear to be 'on show' at some event in the village. Behind is a ...... cont.
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 Cottages on Wood Lane  Cottages on Wood Lane
The cottages were built by Wrights for their workers in 1893-94.
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 Quorn Lodge  Quorn Lodge
Now demolished, this house - the home of the Hole and Parker families - stood on the left ...... cont.
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 Warners cottages on Soar Road  Warners cottages on Soar Road
Cottages built for hunt workers on Soar Road by the Warner family of Quorn Hall.
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 Leicester Road and Wright's Mill  Leicester Road and Wright's Mill
A photograph taken in the early years of the twentieth century, making the village look ...... cont.
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 Carr's Boot Shop c1930  Carr's Boot Shop c1930
The shop stood on the corner of Leicester Road, opposite the Village Hall.
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 Shops to the side of the White Horse pub c1950  Shops to the side of the White Horse pub c1950
This postcard shows Dockray's Fish and chip shop and cottages at the side and back of the ...... cont.
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 King William IV Pub  King William IV Pub
An early photograph of the pub which was demolished in 1956.
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 Leicester Road  Leicester Road
This photograph was probably taken in the 1920s. The sign in the foreground on the right ...... cont.
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 Early view of Woodhouse Road  Early view of Woodhouse Road
Known in the past as 'Station Road', this shows West Field farmhouse to the south of ...... cont.
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 The road from Barrow-upon-Soar to Quorn c1907  The road from Barrow-upon-Soar to Quorn c1907
Barrow Bridge (in the distance) is the end of the parish boundary. The photograph is ...... cont.
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