Postcard Database

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We have almost 600 postcards in our collection of images of parks, gardens and open spaces in Leicestershire and Rutland. As well as being historically interesting they also can be valuable when researching an area.

If you have any old postcards that you think might be of interest to us please contact us.

The following search tool enables you to select values from a range of attributes. As you select one or more attribute value the other attribute lists automatically show the ones available. Clicking on one of the resultant thumbnails will launch a slider of the cards you have selected.

Lyddington, Uppingham. Undated: Lyddington Bedehouse (File:1513)
Queens Park, Loughborough. 1941-1960: Bridge and stream in park. Franked 1948 (File:1512)
Whitwick, Coalville. 1921-1940: The greenhouses, Mount St Bernard's Abbey. Franked 1921 (File:1511)
Lubenham, Market Harborough. 1901-1920: The Old Hall. Franked 1906, BKP Mr.S Barker (File:1510)
Bradgate Park, Leicester. 1941-1960: View across lake. Franked 1955 (File:1509)
Belvoir Castle, Grantham. 1901-1920: The Dukes walk. Franked 1911 (File:1508)
Belvoir Castle, Grantham. Undated: Viewed from the air (File:1507)
Belvoir Castle, Grantham. 1901-1920: His grace the Duke of Rutland (File:1506)
Blaby, Leicester. Post 1960: The playing fields. Franked 1968 (File:1504)
Asfordby, Melton Mowbray. Undated: View across river to church (File:1503)
Bradgate Park, Leicester. 1901-1920: The brook. Franked 1907 (File:1502)
Bradgate Park, Leicester. Undated: Park with deer. (File:1501)
Bradgate Park, Leicester. 1901-1920: Park with deer. Franked 1911 (File:1499)
Braunstone, Leicester. Undated: Braunstone Hall School 1776-1976 (File:1498)
Coleorton Hall, Ashby-De-La-Zouch. 1901-1920: Coleorton Hall is a 19th-century country mansion, formerly the seat of the Beaumont Baronets of Staughton Grange (File:1497)
Donnington road, Coalville. 1901-1920: Old oak tree (two centuries) on the Donnington Road. Franked 1905 (File:1496)
Buckminster Park, Grantham. 1901-1920: View of hall (File:1495)
Exton, Oakham. 1901-1920: Fort Henry, Exton Park (File:1494)
Hose, Melton Mowbray. 1941-1960: The village green (File:1492)
"Aylestone , Leicester. 1921-1940: If you walk along Middleton Street in Aylestone, from the junction with Lutterworth Road, you will see the Union Inn on your right-hand side. It had an arched entrance and, among its facilities, visitors could view the parrots and monkeys in a small collection. (File:1490)"

Postcards Research News

New postcard of Garendon Hall

Garendon Hall, Loughborough. 1901-1920: Garendon Hall and garden. Franked 1916 (File:1546)

We have recently acquired this postcard of Garendon Hall, Loughborough, which is an interesting addition to our collection. Some years ago, Research Group members had a private visit to Gardendon Park: in fact, the image on the main Research page shows four of the group walking down the avenue away from the Temple of Venus, apparently herding sheep! Our Research Publications page contains a report which is taken from the Parks and Gardens UK website…