Businesses in Quorn - February 1963
In 1963, a young Phil Child, who was born on Loughborough Road, Quorn, (and lives in the same house today 2012), was set an assignment at St Bartholomews primary school to write about his village. Little did he know that this would one day be regarded as a valuable historical record!
The young Phil writes about various aspects of the village including its history and topography, but the he also records the various shops, clubs and businesses in the village in 1963.
Below is his list, with a few additional details to make it easier for us to place them.
Post Office, grocers and confectioners Mr Smith, Quorn Cross, where Corner House Interiors is in 2012.
Butcher Mr Hutchinson, Station Road (thatched building)
Butcher Mr Selvester, High Street, where the Quorn Exchange is in 2012.
Butcher - Mr Hardy, Barrow Road
Baker Mr Wakerley, Leicester Road, where Wakerley Court is today.
Cake confectioners Pearts, High Street
Grocers and confectioners Mrs Hall, High Street
Grocers and greengrocers Mrs Adnett, Quorn Cross
Grocers and confectioners Mr Overand, High Street
Grocers, greengrocers and confectioners Mrs Harvey, Sarson Street
Grocers, greengrocers and confectioners Mrs Wallin, Barrow Road
Grocers Miss Bates, Barrow Road
Grocers Mrs Clarke, Freehold Street
Grocers and confectioners Mrs Birch, Freehold Street
Grocers and confectioners Mrs Paling, Leicester Road
Grocers, greengrocers and confectioners Mrs Stanfield, Station Road
Grocers and confectioners Mrs Wilmott, Meeting Street
Grocers, milk delivery and confectioners Co-operative Society, Station Road, where Bradleys is now
Greengrocers Mr Parsons, High Street
Greengrocers Mr Stringer, travelling
Milkman and confectioners Mr Allen, Station Road
Milkman Mr Russ, Nursery Lane
Newsagents and confectioners Mr Garrett, 25 High Street, now a private house
Newsagents Mrs Armson, Leicester Road
Newsagents and confectioners Miss Bates, Barrow Road
Electricians Mr Halford, High Street
Electricians Mr Culley, Station Road
Electricians Mr Turner, Station road
Hairdressers Enids, High Street
Hairdressers Joans, High Street
Hairdressers (gents) Mr White, Leicester Road
Hardware Mr Whall, Leicester Road
Draper Mrs Robertshaw, Quorn Cross
Shoe Retailer Mrs Carr, Leicester Road, opposite Village Hall
Plumbers Mr Webster, Loughborough Road
Tobacconist Mr Tailor, retail and wholesale, Leicester Road
Fish and chip shop Mr Dockray, Station Road, where the White Horse outdoor seating area is now
Power, Gas showrooms, Leicester Road, where the Brinks is now.
Garage The Hurst, Loughborough Road, next to the Royal Chequers, Chinese restaurant
Garage Mr Allen, Leicester Road
Garage Mr Stains, Leicester Road
Bank Westminster Bank, High Street
Bank Midland Bank, High Street
Doctors Mr Wykes, High Street, where the entrance to the White Hart car park is now
Chemist, Mr Davis, High Street, where James Alvey is now
Hostelry Bulls Head, High Street, now the Quorndon Fox
Hostelry and club The Hurst, Loughborough Road, now the royal Chequers Chinese restaurant
Hostelry Manor House, Woodhouse Road
Public House Apple Tree, Station Road
Public House Pig and Whistle, 60 Station Road, now a private house
Public House White Horse, Quorn Cross
Public House Royal Oak, Quorn Cross
Public House Blacksmiths Arms, Meeting Street
Public House White Hart, High Street
Club Country Club, Leicester Road, now the Quorn Country Hotel
Club Conservative Club, Station Road
Police Station managed by Sergeant Charles Alexander and the village PC is Mr Crowson
Elastic factory Wrights, large factory run by Mr Michael Wright, Leicester Road
Hosiery/textiles factory Two Crescents, small factory run by the George Farnham, Leicester Road, near where Armston Road is now
Pattern works Leicester Road, next to Two Crescents, made wooden garages, greenhouses etc
Joiners Facers, Meeting Street, made windows, doorframes, greenhouses etc. Where Sanders Road is now, this factory burnt down in the 1980s.
Can you remember more exact locations for these shops, or have you got memories of them that we can add to either this artefact, or other artefacts on the museum site?
||Can you provide more exact locations or do you have memories of these shops/businesses?
Please email us at:
||Exercise book kindly lent by Phil Child
||View artefact in printer-friendly page or just on its own.