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Quorn Mayday 1950s – photographs taken on Leicester Road

Image 1
This photograph is taken standing on the bridge looking down Leicester Road towards the Village Hall. The Mayday parade can be seen making its way up to Quorn Cross. The Mill House pub on the left has since been demolished, as has the original Wakerley’s bakery on the right, and the adjoining cottages.

Image 2
The parade is going past Wright’s factory on Leicester Road. These particular buildings have also been demolished.

Image 3
It is not known if this is the same year, but it shows the May Queen with one of her attendants, standing in the entrance to Brook House. This is now Hall Leys. Leicester Road can be seen in the background.

To the right of the flowers the May Queen is holding, you can see the old shop front that is being pulled down in Artefact 1457, also over to the left, next to the slightly older lady, you can see one of the round topped windows in the factory frontage, that the policeman is standing next to in Image 4.

Image 4
This photograph is taken from the main road bridge over the brook, looking towards the Leicester direction. On the extreme right is Wakerley's bakehouse, then the row of terraced cottages, and in the centre are the taller houses that are photographed being pulled down in Artefact 1454.

On the left, the factory building was actually on the bridge, but now only a wall remains. This picture was taken on the other side of the road from where image 1 was taken.

If you look at Artefact 1433, to the right of the right-hand chap on the Morgan, you can just see the same gaslamp (and the old shop front again).

It is thought that the ‘policeman’ is someone in fancy dress as he seems to be carrying a collecting tin and some sort of hammer.

Thank you to Richard Thompson for identifying the location of this picture. His 'photograph anorak' qualities are greatly appreciated!

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 Submitted on: 2014-07-06
 Submitted by: Christopher Causton
 Artefact ID: 1845
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=1845
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