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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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 Quorn Emmanuel Football Club 1908/09  Quorn Emmanuel Football Club 1908/09
The first mention of Quorn Emmanuel Football Club can be found in 1902. It played in the ...... cont.
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 Soar Road, Quorn, about 1910  Soar Road, Quorn, about 1910
A postcard of Soar Road showing children playing in and around the River Soar in about ...... cont.
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 Quorn War Memorial, 1920s  Quorn War Memorial, 1920s
Quorn war memorial was unveiled in 1921 and this photograph was taken very shortly ...... cont.
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 Santa Maria Lodge and the bridge on Soar Road, 1916  Santa Maria Lodge and the bridge on Soar Road, 1916
This is a view often seen on old photographs, but this postcard is particularly special ...... cont.
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 Postcard – Mountsorrel Quarry 1909  Postcard – Mountsorrel Quarry 1909
This postcard raises many questions! It may be asked how a Mountsorrel Quarry postcard ...... cont.
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 Two buses at Quorn Cross, 1930  Two buses at Quorn Cross, 1930
A very interesting street scene showing Quorn Cross in about 1930. Whilst the quality of ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's Parish Church, early 1900s  St Bartholomew's Parish Church, early 1900s
This traditional view of St Bartholomew's Church dates from the very early 1900s, as ...... cont.
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 High Street, Quorn in the 1950s  High Street, Quorn in the 1950s
Two photographs of High Street, Quorn, looking towards Quorn Cross, in the 1950s, showing ...... cont.
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 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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 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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 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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 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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Total: 128 artefacts returned over 6 pages


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