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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.

 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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