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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.


 A Barge from Cupitt’s Coal Wharf, Quorn; at Mountsorrel Wharf, 1908  A Barge from Cupitt’s Coal Wharf, Quorn; at Mountsorrel Wharf, 1908
Explaining the Pictures Photographs 1 and 2 were taken at Mountsorrel Wharf in ...... cont.
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 Quorn Cross, early 1960s  Quorn Cross, early 1960s
Although this view of Quorn looking from Meeting Street up towards Quorn Cross is easily ...... cont.
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 Barrow on Soar and Quorn Midland Railway Station  Barrow on Soar and Quorn Midland Railway Station
The old, now demolished, Midland Railway Station was very firmly in the Parish of Barrow ...... cont.
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 Loughborough Road – Then and Now  Loughborough Road – Then and Now
This is Loughborough Road, standing opposite Barrow Road, looking from Quorn towards ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road floods – Then and Now  Leicester Road floods – Then and Now
The older photograph is difficult to date, but probably 1930s. The view, taken from the ...... cont.
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 The Manor House Hotel, Woodhouse Road, Quorn  The Manor House Hotel, Woodhouse Road, Quorn
The Manor House Hotel on Woodhouse Road opened in 1899, the year after the opening of the ...... cont.
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 Quorn Hall Lodge, off Meynell Road, early 1900s  Quorn Hall Lodge, off Meynell Road, early 1900s
There are two former lodges to Quorn Hall and this one is situated off Meynell Road. ...... cont.
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 The Little Green, Quorn – Then and Now  The Little Green, Quorn – Then and Now
Although the old postcard (about 1910) is entitled ‘Cross Brook, Quorn’, the stream is ...... cont.
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 Postcard of Quorn St Bartholomew’s Church, pre 1910  Postcard of Quorn St Bartholomew’s Church, pre 1910
This is a slightly unusual view of the Church and shows five boys standing among the ...... cont.
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 Stone laying, new Wesleyan Chapel, Quorn, 1907  Stone laying, new Wesleyan Chapel, Quorn, 1907
Melton Mowbray Mercury and Oakham and Uppingham News Thursday 4th April 1907 NEW ...... cont.
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Total: 128 artefacts returned over 13 pages


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