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.

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"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)"
Knossington , Oakham. 1901-1920: Knossington Grange. Franked 1909 (File:1489)
Langley Priory, Castle Donington. 1901-1920: The former Benedictine nunnery in Leicestershire, Langley Priory is now an exclusive wedding venu. A Grade II* listed property in Diseworth, near Castle Donington. Franked 1905 (File:1488)
Rolleston, Market Harborough. 1901-1920: View across small lake. Franked 1906 (File:1487)
Queens Park, Loughborough. 1941-1960: Carillon and Bandstand. Franked 1955 (File:1486)
The Hill, Lutterworth. 1901-1920: House and gardens (File:1485)
Egerton Lodge, Melton Mowbray. 1901-1920: View across the lake to the lodge. Franked 1905 (File:1484)
Egerton Lodge, Melton Mowbray. 1901-1920: View across the lake to the lodge. Franked 1905 (File:1483)
Billesdon, Leicester. 1901-1920: The Terrace gardens, Nosely Hall. The house was built in the 1720s by Sir Arthur Haselrige on the site of the previous 15th century manor house, of which no trace remains. BKP Mr.S Barker (File:1482)
The Park, Melton Mowbray. 1921-1940: View acros gates and park (File:1481)
Egerton Lodge, Melton Mowbray. Undated: View across the gardens to Egerton Lodge (File:1480)
Sapcote, Hinckley. 1901-1920: Sapcote Church from the Rectory Lawn (File:1479)
Scraptoft Hall, Leicester. 1901-1920: Scraptoft Hall (File:1478)
Evington, Leicester. 1901-1920: Autumn in Shady Lane (File:1477)
Evington, Leicester. Undated: Shady Lane (File:1476)
Whitwick, Coalville. 1901-1920: Mount Calvary at Mount St Bernard’s Abbey in Leicestershire, which adapts a rather bleak rocky outcrop to admirable devotional purposes. (File:1475)
Somerby, Oakham. 1901-1920: The Grove house and garden. Franked 1915 (File:1474)
Spinney Hill Park, Leicester. 1901-1920: The Pavilion and broad avenue with people promenading and sitting. Franked 1904 (File:1473)
Staunton Harold Hall, Ashby-De-La-Zouch. 1901-1920: View through gates to hall. Franked 1905 (File:1472)
Swithland, Leicester. 1901-1920: Swithland Woods (File:1470)

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…