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.
Total: 119 artefacts returned over 12 pages
| Stone laying, new Wesleyan Chapel, Quorn, 1907|
Melton Mowbray Mercury and Oakham and Uppingham News
Thursday 4th April 1907
NEW ...... cont.
| Quorn Emmanuel Football Club 1908/09|
The first mention of Quorn Emmanuel Football Club can be found in 1902. It played in the ...... cont.
| Soar Road, Quorn, about 1910|
A postcard of Soar Road showing children playing in and around the River Soar in about ...... cont.
| Quorn War Memorial, 1920s|
Quorn war memorial was unveiled in 1921 and this photograph was taken very shortly ...... cont.
| 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.
| Postcard – Mountsorrel Quarry 1909|
This postcard raises many questions!
It may be asked how a Mountsorrel Quarry postcard ...... cont.
| Two buses at Quorn Cross, 1930|
A very interesting street scene showing Quorn Cross in about 1930. Whilst the quality of ...... cont.
| St Bartholomew's Parish Church, early 1900s|
This traditional view of St Bartholomew's Church dates from the very early 1900s, as ...... cont.
| High Street, Quorn in the 1950s|
Two photographs of High Street, Quorn, looking towards Quorn Cross, in the 1950s, showing ...... cont.
| Quorn United S. S. Football Club 1922/23|
Taken in 1923, this extremely clear photograph shows Quorn United Sunday School Football ...... cont.