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

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

Outside Quorn Rawlins School gate, 1914

This unique photograph was taken outside Rawlins school gate. The year is almost certainly 1914. On the back of picture, it says ‘Lads of Quorn village, outside grammar school’.

The only person that can be identified at present is Rowland Williams, back row, first left. Rowland was the youngest son of Israel and Frances Williams and in 1914 the family were living on Barrow Road. It is interesting that two of the lads are already in uniform, presumably ready to go off to fight in the Great War.

The more you examine this picture, the more interesting it gets. These are just ordinary village lads, and it is fascinating to look at (for instance), how they were dressed. They seem to all be wearing boots, all but one has a hat or cap, they are all wearing waistcoats, most have 'Alberts' (a pocket watch and chain) and one is wearing bicycle clips. The museum team really hope that some more of these young men can be identified.

This photograph was kindly lent to the museum by Rowland’s niece, Jessie Long.


 view larger image
   
 missing information Missing information: Can you identify anyone else in this photograph?
Email us:
 Submitted on: 2012-10-07
 Submitted by: Jessie Long
 Artefact ID: 1690
 Print: View artefact in printer-friendly page or just on its own.
 
Bookmark with:
Delicious Digg Facebook Reddit StumbleUpon

   Quorn Village On-line Museum
 copyright notice
 search tips
 view featured item
 view featured item
 view featured item
 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?

 leave a comment

Seeking Information
Post your information request onto our notebook.

 make a donation

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

 see our Facebook page
 login / register