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: 114 artefacts returned over 12 pages
| 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.
| Quorn United S. S. Football Club 1922/23|
Taken in 1923, this extremely clear photograph shows Quorn United Sunday School Football ...... cont.
| Barrow Road, Quorn – then and now|
An unusual view from around 1905, looking down Barrow Road from the Loughborough Road ...... cont.
| 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.
| 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.
| The White Horse, Quorn Cross, early 1940s|
This photograph from the late 1930s or early 1940s, shows Quorn Cross with the White ...... cont.
| Elms Drive, Quorn – then and now|
This rare postcard is a is a view down Elms Drive from Cradock Drive, looking towards ...... cont.