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Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent arriving at Quorn House

During the Second World war, Quorn House on Meeting Street was used as a nursing station. Many local women and girls worked there. This picture shows the Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent arriving on a visit to Quorn House and getting out of her car outside of the front door.

Left to right: Lady in Waiting, Lady Paynter (Red Cross Director at Leicester), Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent.

Sheila Brewer recalls: “She wore a navy blue suit and a very RED hat! She looked beautiful and was so gracious”. Sheila was in the Red Cross and worked at Quorn House prior to joining the forces.

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 Submitted on: 2011-08-18
 Submitted by: Sheila Brewer
 Artefact ID: 1382
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