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Quorndon Association for the Prosecution of Felons

During the 1700s, there was no police force and it was victims and private individuals who had to initiate prosecutions. In the second half of the eighteenth century potential prosecutors banded together to form Societies for the Prosecution of Felons. This happened in Loughborough in 1783 as businessmen became more concerned about attacks on their property. Initially the Loughborough organisation encompassed Quorn, but later (at least by 1825), Quorn had its own association, ie the Quorndon Association for the Prosecution of Felons. Members paid a subscription and it was only these members that would directly benefit from the society.
These societies continued after the formation of the Police Force. Some (although not Quorn), still exist today, but they tend to be for social purposes only.

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 Submitted on: 2011-08-14
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman, image supplied by Don Wix
 Artefact ID: 1376
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