Quorn historical image   Quorn Village On-line Museum   Quorn historical image

Thursday 19th May 2022  

Museum Home
About our museum
Artefacts by Number
Quorn's location
The name change
Village publications
Information sources
Museum Award
Contact us

School outing to Bradgate Park 1909

'The School picnic took place on Wednesday, July 14th, on the one fine day of the summer. From forty to fifty of us filled three brakes (horse drawn), and set off at half-past ten for Ulverscroft Priory. The country beyond Woodhouse Eaves was at its best, and all enjoyed the drive and walks along the lanes.

Having inspected the ruins, and eaten luncheon on the grass, we made a start for Newtown Linford; the distribution of some packages of sweets engaged attention on the way, and gave rise to sundry witticisms which were keenly appreciated. After a walk through Bradgate Park a rest was called at Old John, where a friendly echo was greeted with discordant jeers and salutations, a representative of Woodhouse using most discourteous language; our galaxy of youth and beauty then prepared to face the camera. The tea at Hall Gates came at an opportune time after the heat of the afternoon; it would be difficult to imagine a more bounteous spread than that provided for us by Mrs Shedden in a fine old barn, cool and well ventilated. After half-an-hour's quick cricket, a start was made for home through Cropston and Rothley, the day's pleasures having given universal satisfaction.

Old John can be seen in the background. It is a stone folly in Bradgate Park which still stands today.

 view larger image
 Submitted on: 2009-07-19
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 304
 Print: View artefact in printer-friendly page or just on its own.

   Quorn Village On-line Museum
 copyright notice
 search tips
 view latest news
 view latest news
 view latest news
 what's new What's New
See what items have been added recently.
 can you contribute? Can you Contribute?
We need historical material relating to Quorn village.
 filling in the gaps Filling in the gaps
Help us with names, places, locations and years.

 artefact counter

Artefact Counter
How many artefacts does this online museum contain?

 make a donation

Make a donation
Help to secure more museum artefacts and this site's future.

 contact us

Contact Us
Have a query? Contact our team and we'll see if we can help.

 see our Facebook page