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Some museum artefacts have information missing. In some cases we are confident that a photo is of Quorn or is related to Quorn, but we cannot locate the village area or buildings, or perhaps people in the photo are unknown.

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As you view the collection, artefacts with missing information will be highlighted, and we also list them below. If you can contribute information about any of these items, please contact us.

 Home Guard, including Quorn Platoon, 1942  Home Guard, including Quorn Platoon, 1942
This photograph of the Home Guard was taken in the garden of the Bulls Head (now the ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charles Harold Adams  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charles Harold Adams
Died 13th May 1915, aged 29 Battle of Frezenberg, Second Battle of Ypres, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Reginald John Backhouse  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Reginald John Backhouse
Died 9th August 1918, aged 31 Rosières, the Somme, France A Canadian ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Harry Bagley  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Harry Bagley
Died 31st May 1917, aged 29, France George Bagley was born on Nursery Lane in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Frank Bale  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Frank Bale
Died 11th August 1917, aged 34 Ypres, Belgium Born in Quorn in 1883 and ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest Bancroft  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest Bancroft
Died Sunday 19th December 1915, aged 27 Ypres, Belgium Early years Ernest was ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charles Ernest Barrett  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charles Ernest Barrett
Died 9th March 1917, aged 21 Mesopotamia (Iraq) Marrying a Quorn girl Charles ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest Harold Bonner  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest Harold Bonner
Died 9th September 1917, aged 20 Villers-Faucon, the Somme, France Ernest was ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Henry Bowler  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Henry Bowler
Died 29th September 1918, aged 33 Second Battle of the Somme, St Quentin, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Brewin  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Brewin
Died 10th August 1918, aged 28 France A difficult start in life Walter was ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Edwin Brown  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Edwin Brown
Died 13th August 1915, aged 27 Hooge, Belgium George was one of five children. ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John (Jack) Cawrey  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John (Jack) Cawrey
Died 30th October 1917, aged 40 Passchendaele, Belgium Growing up in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Cecil Chapman  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Cecil Chapman
Died 21st April 1915, aged 22 Ypres, Belgium Early years Although Chapman is ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Henry Clay  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Henry Clay
Died 27th April 1915, aged 20 Vlamertinghe, Belgium Before the war William ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Daft  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Daft
Died 20th September 1915, aged 29 Ypres, Belgium Walter Daft was the youngest ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - James William Dockray  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - James William Dockray
Died 20th July 1918, aged 19 France The Dockray family moved to Quorn from ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Percy Facer  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Percy Facer
Died 9th April 1918, aged 18 Loos, France A well-known family in Quorn Facer ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Fletcher  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Walter Fletcher
Died 25th September 1918, aged 34 Sorel-le-Grand, the Somme, France Early ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Edward Gamble  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Edward Gamble
Died 16th August 1917, aged 22 Ypres, Belgium Gamble is a well-known name in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest Grant  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest Grant
Died 21st March 1918, aged 31 Bapaume, France Early years The Grant family ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Henry Hackett  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Henry Hackett
Died 18th September 1918, aged 21 Battle of Épehy, the Somme, France Early ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Hallam  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - William Hallam
Died 22nd October 1914, aged 29 Rue du Bois, France The first to die The ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Matthew Henry Hickling  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Matthew Henry Hickling
Died 13th May 1915, aged 21 Battle of Frezenberg, Second Battle of Ypres, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - James Martin Hollingsworth  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - James Martin Hollingsworth
Died 5th October 1916, aged 28 The Somme, France James was born in Quorn in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Harry Hubbard  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Harry Hubbard
Died 12th April 1916, aged 32 Poperinge, Belgium Before the war Henry ...... cont.
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 WW1 Roll of Honour - James Hutton  WW1 Roll of Honour - James Hutton
Died 6th October 1917, aged 25 France James Hutton was born in Quorn and was ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Thomas Hutton  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Thomas Hutton
Died 26th September 1917, aged 35 Zonnebeke, Belgium Thomas Hutton was the ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Newton Jacques  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Newton Jacques
Died 27th September 1917, aged 25 Zonnebeke, Belgium A tough start in life At ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Frank Joiner  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Frank Joiner
Died 8th July 1917, aged 22 Metz, France A childhood in Quorn Frank ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Jones  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Albert Jones
Died 4th October 1917, aged 19 Broodseinde, Ypres, Belgium William and Mary ...... cont.
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 WW1 Roll of Honour - Edward Basil Langrish  WW1 Roll of Honour - Edward Basil Langrish
Died 3rd October 1918, aged 19 Grévillers, Bapaume, Second Battle of the Somme, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Ernest Lee  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Ernest Lee
Died 13th November 1916, aged 22 Hebuterne, France A hard start in life and moving ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Harold Lockwood  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Harold Lockwood
Died 3rd October 1918, aged 20 Bellenglise, France Early days Sarah Wilders, ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Lovett  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - George Lovett
Died 25th September 1916, aged 30 Gueudecourt, the Somme, France An old Quorn ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Samuel William Martin  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Samuel William Martin
Died 28th May 1915, aged 25 North West of Festubert, Pas de Calais, France Early ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Hubert Mason Moore  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Hubert Mason Moore
Died 5th September 1918, aged 24 Gavrelle, Arras, France The Moore family on ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charley Ottey  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Charley Ottey
Died 30th July 1916, aged 18 Wounded in France, died in a military hospital in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Henry Pick  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Henry Pick
25th September 1917, aged 26 Marquise Quarry, France Roots in ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Victor Rennocks  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Victor Rennocks
Died 23rd April 1916, aged 26 Hinckley Hospital Family background The ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Bertie James Shenton  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Bertie James Shenton
Died 3rd August 1916, aged 19 Ovillers near Albert, France Early years Bertie ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Jack Shephard  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Jack Shephard
Died 18th July 1917, aged 43 Mesopotamia, Iraq Growing up in Quorn The 1881 ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Fred Squires  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Fred Squires
Died 3rd December 1915, aged 32 Lemnos Island, Greece Frederick Charles ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Alfred Hall Taylor  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Alfred Hall Taylor
Died 30th October 1914, aged 30 First Battle of Ypres, Belgium Life prior to the ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest William Ward  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Ernest William Ward
Died 27th October 1914, aged 24 Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, French Flanders A ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Harry Webster  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Harry Webster
Died 26th November 1914, aged 37 Sheerness, Kent Early years in Quorn There ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Sydney Francis Whysall  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Sydney Francis Whysall
Died 26th March 1918, aged 32 Gailly, the Somme, France Early years The ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Willday  Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - John Willday
Died 4th January 1919, aged 31, buried in Quorn Churchyard. Died of wounds received ...... cont.
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 Quorn Rawlins Grammar School, Boer War Roll of Honour  Quorn Rawlins Grammar School, Boer War Roll of Honour
There are three rolls of honour hanging in Rawlins school. The oldest of these ...... cont.
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 The Mill House pub, Quorn, ladies darts team, October 1947  The Mill House pub, Quorn, ladies darts team, October 1947
Loughborough Echo, Friday, 17th October 1947 The Mill House pub was on Leicester Road, ...... cont.
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 Terrific Gale Strikes Loughborough and Quorn, March 1947  Terrific Gale Strikes Loughborough and Quorn, March 1947
Loughborough Echo, Friday, 21st March 1947 ROADS BLOCKED BY FALLEN ...... cont.
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 ‘Quorna’ Tape, made by M. Wright and Sons of Quorn  ‘Quorna’ Tape, made by M. Wright and Sons of Quorn
‘Quorna’ was a brand name used by Wrights factory in Quorn in the early and middle parts ...... cont.
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 Renumbering of Properties on Quorn Streets  Renumbering of Properties on Quorn Streets
Over the years several of the older streets in Quorn have been renumbered. This can be ...... cont.
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 Floods, Meeting Street, 1960  Floods, Meeting Street, 1960
Before flood prevention measures were taken in Quorn, the village used to flood with ...... cont.
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 Quorn Rawlins Grammar School panoramic photograph, 1947  Quorn Rawlins Grammar School panoramic photograph, 1947
This 'whole school' photograph was taken at Rawlins School in 1947, shortly after the war ...... cont.
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 Quorn Home Guard 1942  Quorn Home Guard 1942
The Home Guard were originally known as the LDV (Local Defence Volunteers) and were ...... cont.
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 Warwick Avenue, Quorn  Warwick Avenue, Quorn
Warwick Avenue came into being in 1934, when Gambles, the builders, were building the ...... cont.
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 Quorn Brownies, early/mid 1960s  Quorn Brownies, early/mid 1960s
Quorn Brownies in the early/mid 1960. Can anyone provide any names? Names: 16 - ...... cont.
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 Daphne Oxenford with Quorn Brownies, 1958  Daphne Oxenford with Quorn Brownies, 1958
Many people will remember Daphne Oxenford as a well known presenter of ‘Listen with ...... cont.
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 Frank Ockenden’s Wedding, Quorn, 1958.  Frank Ockenden’s Wedding, Quorn, 1958.
Elsie Bishop was born (as Elsie Lovett) in Quorn in 1912. She married her husband Roy in ...... cont.
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 Quorn Hall students Christmas party, early 1970s  Quorn Hall students Christmas party, early 1970s
Elsie Bishop was born (as Elsie Lovett) in Quorn in 1912. She married her husband Roy in ...... cont.
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 Home Guard, Quorn WW2  Home Guard, Quorn WW2
This photograph was supplied by the family of the late Elsie Bishop who lived with her ...... cont.
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 Quorn lads, Quorn Cross 1912  Quorn lads, Quorn Cross 1912
This postcard was sent in 1912 by 14 year old Richard Rudston Langrish, to his mother, ...... cont.
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 Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1963  Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1963
Who remembers this play equipment on Stafford Orchard (Quorn’s park) in the 1960s? When ...... cont.
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 Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1950s  Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1950s
Three girls in Quorn’s park (Stafford Orchard) in the 1950s. The girl on the left is ...... cont.
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 Jackie Mann – Quorn farmer, Soar Road, early 1900s  Jackie Mann – Quorn farmer, Soar Road, early 1900s
John Mann, or Jackie as he was known, was born in Barrow upon Soar in 1854. On 12th ...... cont.
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 Quorn Laundry buildings  Quorn Laundry buildings
Quorn Laundry was based on Barrow Road, where Quorndon Terrace is today. This photograph ...... cont.
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 Quorn Hygienic Laundry basket  Quorn Hygienic Laundry basket
This Quorn laundry basket (or hamper) was used by the Pagets from Nanpantan Hall in ...... cont.
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 Masterbuilder construction set, made in Quorn 1940s  Masterbuilder construction set, made in Quorn 1940s
This is definitely one of the more unusual Quorn artefacts that has come to ...... cont.
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 Quorn Primary School teachers - 1973  Quorn Primary School teachers - 1973
The teachers at Quorn Primary School on the School Lane site, just before the school ...... cont.
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 Aerial view of Wright's factory and surrounding area - approx 1952  Aerial view of Wright's factory and surrounding area - approx 1952
This aerial photograph was taken in the early 1950s, as evidenced by the size of the lime ...... cont.
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 Quorn cigarette tin, early 1900s  Quorn cigarette tin, early 1900s
This Quorn cigarette tin is very well worn and we think is a very rare find. Underneath ...... cont.
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 A wartime wedding in Quorn, 1945  A wartime wedding in Quorn, 1945
This is the wedding of Barbara Spoor from Soar Road in Quorn, to William Murray (an ...... cont.
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 A history of the Church Rooms written in 1979  A history of the Church Rooms written in 1979
The history of the Church Rooms below was written by Jack Field in 1979, when the ...... cont.
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 Quorn Church Rooms, 1979 golden jubilee order of service  Quorn Church Rooms, 1979 golden jubilee order of service
In September 1979 the golden jubilee of Quorn Church Rooms was celebrated with a week of ...... cont.
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 Wright's Factory, weaving room 1923/24  Wright's Factory, weaving room 1923/24
One of the elastic weaving rooms at Wright's factory, Quorn in 1923 or 1924. The ...... cont.
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 Eva and James Pell, 75 Meeting Street  Eva and James Pell, 75 Meeting Street
Can you help with any more names for the people in these pictures, or do you know the ...... cont.
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 Cycle racing on Quorn Green!  Cycle racing on Quorn Green!
Before it became a car park, Quorn Green in the centre of the village, on Station Road ...... cont.
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 Royal Oak, Quorn in the floods, early 1930s  Royal Oak, Quorn in the floods, early 1930s
This photograph was taken in the floods at Quorn Cross/Meeting Street, by the Royal Oak ...... cont.
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 Quorn ladies outing, 1950s?  Quorn ladies outing, 1950s?
Little is known about this photograph, other than it is Quorn ladies group enjoying an ...... cont.
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 Quorn Cricket Club, 2nd XI, 1910  Quorn Cricket Club, 2nd XI, 1910
The names that accompanied the photograph are given below. Left to right: Back row: W ...... cont.
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 A Cottage Yard at Quorn – then and now  A Cottage Yard at Quorn – then and now
The colour washed sketch of a ‘Cottage Yard at Quorn’ was produced by local artist W E ...... cont.
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 W E Cooke - A Cottage Yard at Quorn, in colour  W E Cooke - A Cottage Yard at Quorn, in colour
This picture, 'A Cottage Yard at Quorn', was by Quorn artist W E Cooke, but this version ...... cont.
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 Quorn Cricket Club – taken between 1900 and 1910  Quorn Cricket Club – taken between 1900 and 1910
This rare picture of Quorn Cricket Club is thought to have been taken between 1900 and ...... cont.
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 Churches, chapels and changing times in Quorn  Churches, chapels and changing times in Quorn
This article appeared in The Quorndon magazine in Winter 2016. Philip Thornborow, who is ...... cont.
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 W E Cooke - A Cottage Yard at Quorn  W E Cooke - A Cottage Yard at Quorn
This picture, 'A Cottage Yard at Quorn', was by Quorn artist W E Cooke and appeared in ...... cont.
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 W E Cooke - A cottage at Quorn  W E Cooke - A cottage at Quorn
This picture was by Quorn artist W E Cooke and appeared on the title page of his first ...... cont.
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 Quorn United S. S. Football Club 1922/23  Quorn United S. S. Football Club 1922/23
Taken in 1923, this extremely clear photograph shows Quorn United Sunday School Football ...... cont.
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 Enjoying the sunshine! Quorn 1920s  Enjoying the sunshine! Quorn 1920s
This photograph was taken on the Greens at Barrow, which is within the parish of Quorn, ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew’s Primary School football team, about 1955  St Bartholomew’s Primary School football team, about 1955
When St Bartholomew’s Primary School was located on School Lane, they did not have their ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew’s Primary School, summer 1951  St Bartholomew’s Primary School, summer 1951
Back row, left to right: Teacher Miss Bratton, then, probably Denise Gretton, ?, ?, John ...... cont.
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 St Barts Primary School football team, 1957-58  St Barts Primary School football team, 1957-58
St Bartholomew’s Primary School under 11s football team, 1957-58 – Cup and league ...... cont.
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 Soar Valley News, April 1977  Soar Valley News, April 1977
The Soar Valley News was a four page, black and white community newspaper/newsletter type ...... cont.
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 St Barts Primary School football team, 1953-54  St Barts Primary School football team, 1953-54
St Bartholomew’s Primary School football team, 1953-54 Back row, left to right: Jack ...... cont.
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 St Barts Primary School football team, 1954-55  St Barts Primary School football team, 1954-55
Back row, left to right: Jack Briers (headmaster), ? Holders, Chris Sharp, Keith Perkins, ...... cont.
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 A Quorn boxer, managed by Tiger Allen, 1930s  A Quorn boxer, managed by Tiger Allen, 1930s
This unusual studio photograph shows a boxer with the initials TS. The reverse of the ...... cont.
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 The Royal Oak, Quorn Cross  The Royal Oak, Quorn Cross
The Royal Oak pub is a familiar landmark on Quorn Cross. This photograph is difficult to ...... cont.
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 The White Horse, Quorn – A surprise visitor in March 1982!  The White Horse, Quorn – A surprise visitor in March 1982!
A lorry from Bakewell in Derbyshire, made an unscheduled stop at the White Horse in Quorn ...... cont.
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 1834 letter from Ann Carter, Quorn, to the Mayor of New York  1834 letter from Ann Carter, Quorn, to the Mayor of New York
In 2015 a letter came up for sale which was written in 1834 by 43 year old Ann Carter ...... cont.
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 Quorn Mills Bowls Club, post 1931  Quorn Mills Bowls Club, post 1931
This photograph of Quorn Mills Bowls Club has been sent to the museum team by Pam ...... cont.
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 A History of 27 Meeting Street, Quorn  A History of 27 Meeting Street, Quorn
27 Meeting Street is one of the oldest properties in Quorn, and a shorter version of this ...... cont.
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