About the Quorn Village On-line Museum
The site is maintained by village volunteers who have taken information principally from census records, gravestones, Quorn postcards, villagers, local papers and people connected with Quorn.
The aim of the museum is to document the history of Quorn and to provide an archive of local information that will be of value to anyone with a connection to our village.
It is hoped that our site provides pleasure for the casual browser and helps people to understand what makes Quorn the village it is today. Hours of painstaking transcription and research has gone into bringing you this unique repository of village information.
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Thanks and acknowledgement are due to so many people and organisations for their help and assistance. Most are acknowledged in their individual artefact contributions, however below are organisations and individuals who have made a valuable but more general contribution to the museum:
The Awards for All Lottery Fund
Granting funding to develop the site.
Quorn Parish Council
Sponsoring the bid for funding.
The Bygone Quorn in Photographs Team
The book that is still regarded as the definitive social history of the village. Thanks to Don Wix and his team.
The Loughborough Echo
So much of interest in their archives, thanks for allowing use of material.
The Farnham Records
Well known but probably little read. Gives an insight into very early life in Quorn.
Where artefacts or information has been supplied by individuals, we have attempted to acknowledge them within each artefact's information.
The Reverend Edward Foord-Kelcey (Vicar of Quorn 1892 to 1909)
Long gone but his documenting of the history of the village has been a valuable source of information.
William Shuttlewood (Quorn Photographer 1905 to 1910)
Chemist and photographer extraordinare. Although he took photographs during only a short period of time, they provide us with a rich source of material for life in Quorn during the early years of the 20th century.