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The Mill House Inn, Leicester Road, Quorn, early 1900s

To the left of the archway is the Mill House Inn, which at this time was run by Silas Cross, who lived there with his wife Sarah and daughter Elsie. The family can be seen standing by the door on the enlargement on the right. In the 1920s Quorn Allotment Society used the inn as its headquarters.

To the right of the archway is Factory House, which was also a public house, called the Crown and Cushion, and closed in the late 1860s.

The two buildings with canopies were small shops, which were often run out of ordinary houses and cottages, with the husband also having a normal job. One of these shops was run by Charles Mee and his family. It is thought that the gentleman wearing the suit, coming out of the shop he can just be seen on the first enlargement, behind the two women - is Charles Mee, whose great grandson (Mike Speight), still likes in the village today (2016).

The end of the tall building is part of Wright's Mill, since demolished.

This is another great example of the incredible amount of detail that could be captured by early cameras. Modern scanning and enhancement techniques allow us to bring this out and get so much more from these wonderful pictures.


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 Submitted on: 2016-01-03
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman and Mike Speight
 Artefact ID: 1911
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