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This section includes a fascinating miscellany of artefacts including maps, plans, pottery, coins, tokens, river views, bridges and much more. Dip in and enjoy!


 WW2, Quorn Camp, off Wood Lane  TV Programme!  WW2, Quorn Camp, off Wood Lane TV Programme!
On Wednesday and Thursday, 28th and 29th June 2017, the cameras rolled into Quorn to film ...... cont.
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 Letter from HMS Quorn during WW2  Letter from HMS Quorn during WW2
During WW2 Quorn Hunt Pony Club sent gifts and letters to the crew of HMS Quorn. The ...... cont.
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 Letter from HMS Quorn, 1941  Letter from HMS Quorn, 1941
During WW2, early in 1941, young Betty Morley from the Quorn Hunt Pony Club wrote to the ...... cont.
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 Leicester City Football Club at Quorn  well nearly!  Leicester City Football Club at Quorn well nearly!
Leicester City Football Club were formed in 1884 and were initially known as Leicester ...... cont.
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 Quorn Hunt Royal Doulton pottery  Quorn Hunt Royal Doulton pottery
Quorn Hunt was based at Quorn Hall in the village from 1753 to 1906. The hunt brought ...... cont.
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 1935 Silver Jubilee presentation book, Ivy Dean, Quorn  1935 Silver Jubilee presentation book, Ivy Dean, Quorn
In 1935 King George V celebrated 25 years on the throne, and as part of the jubilee ...... cont.
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 Sampler  Rosanna Goulding, Quorndon, 1884  Sampler Rosanna Goulding, Quorndon, 1884
One of the most amazing pieces of Quorn history! This intricately stitched sampler was ...... cont.
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 Quorn Souvenir China  Quorn Souvenir China
This type of small crested china pottery was very popular for holiday souvenirs, in the ...... cont.
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 Quorn souvenir china ribbon plate  Quorn souvenir china ribbon plate
This late Victorian/Edwardian china ribbon plate was made as a souvenir of Quorn. There ...... cont.
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 Quorn man in Kenya - 1928  Quorn man in Kenya - 1928
Loughborough Echo - 20th January 1928 After following this huge lion more than three ...... cont.
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 The lost Quorn charity - 1774  The lost Quorn charity - 1774
Loughborough Advertiser - 7th November 1872 John Willows, by Will dated 5th day of ...... cont.
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 Quorn Co-op milk bottle  Quorn Co-op milk bottle
A half pint milk bottle from the Quorn Co-operative Society. Etched in red on the ...... cont.
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 The new Cradock Drive estate - 1926  The new Cradock Drive estate - 1926
Loughborough Echo - 3rd December 1926 The hollow square formed by Woodhouse Lane, ...... cont.
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 Advertising Watch Key -Thomas Lucas, Watchmaker and Jeweller, Quorn  Advertising Watch Key -Thomas Lucas, Watchmaker and Jeweller, Quorn
This beautifully made little watch key is just 4cm (1.5 inches) long and turns smoothly ...... cont.
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 Matchbox from the Pig and Whistle Pub  Matchbox from the Pig and Whistle Pub
The Pig and Whistle was a pub on Station Road in Quorn. It is now a residential house (no ...... cont.
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 Vehicle accident near Loughborough - 1897  Vehicle accident near Loughborough - 1897
Lougborough Herald - 10th June 1897 A serious accident occurred on Whit-Monday ...... cont.
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 Buddon Wood burns for three days - wildlife losses feared.  Buddon Wood burns for three days - wildlife losses feared.
Loughborough Echo - 16th July 1976 Local firemen tackled their toughest job of the ...... cont.
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 Embroidery Sampler - Elizabeth Mansfield, Quorndon, 1796  Embroidery Sampler - Elizabeth Mansfield, Quorndon, 1796
This delicate sampler measuring 16 inches by 16 inches, was embroidered by Elizabeth ...... cont.
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 Bus smash near Loughborough - remarkable escapes.  1930  Bus smash near Loughborough - remarkable escapes. 1930
Loughborough Echo - 31st October 1930 There were some remarkable escapes from death ...... cont.
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 The hunt is on for Rufus the pet fox - 1975  The hunt is on for Rufus the pet fox - 1975
Loughborough Monitor - 24th January 1975 Rufus, the hand reared pet fox of Mrs Lesley ...... cont.
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 Correspondence from Thomas Towle to Lucy Facer  1968.  Correspondence from Thomas Towle to Lucy Facer 1968.
Dear Lucy I see by this mornings paper a record of Quorn. As a small help towards the ...... cont.
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 When cows meet in the street - 1934  When cows meet in the street - 1934
Loughborough Echo - 4th May 1934 Two herds of cows were going home at milking time on ...... cont.
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 Portrait of Charles Farnham  Portrait of Charles Farnham
This is a Victorian oil painting framed behind glass. The subject is Charles Farnham. He ...... cont.
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 Hot cross bun - the oldest in Quorn?  Hot cross bun - the oldest in Quorn?
Loughborough Echo - 12th April 1968 When Mrs Elsie Pittam, of 22 Barrow-road, Quorn, ...... cont.
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 Wooden Bowl from The Bull's Head, Quorn  Wooden Bowl from The Bull's Head, Quorn
This turned oak bowl was purchased from a Sue Ryder charity shop in Gatley, Cheshire. It ...... cont.
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 Quorndon shop token  Quorndon shop token
This is thrupeny token (approximately 1.5p) for 'General Supply Stores, Quorn'. It is ...... cont.
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 The road from Barrow-upon-Soar to Quorn c1907  The road from Barrow-upon-Soar to Quorn c1907
Barrow Bridge (in the distance) is the end of the parish boundary. The photograph is ...... cont.
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 Quorn car crash  Quorn car crash
Monitor and Herald - 10th August 1933. A motor car that crashed into a wall at Quorn ...... cont.
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 Quorn Dog Licence 1882  Quorn Dog Licence 1882
Issued on 9th January 1882 to Hepzibah Kinch, landlady of the King William IV public ...... cont.
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 Quorn children 1925  Quorn children 1925
Loughborough Monitor and Herald - 10th December 1925 A group of children at Quorn ...... cont.
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 Singular Announcement 1840  Singular Announcement 1840
Preston Chronicle - 10th October 1840 On Tuesday last, the good folks of Quorndon were ...... cont.
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 Quorn china ribbon plate 1910  Quorn china ribbon plate 1910
This is a china ribbon plate, made as a souvenir of Quorn in approximately 1910. It is ...... cont.
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 Quorndon to Quorn - the Name Change  Quorndon to Quorn - the Name Change
Derby Mercury - January 1890 This extract from the Derby Mercury shows acceptance of ...... cont.
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 Santa Maria bridge on the Soar  Santa Maria bridge on the Soar
Loughborough Monitor - 8th August 1975 We received a flood of entries to last week's ...... cont.
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 A farm at Quorn 300 years ago  A farm at Quorn 300 years ago
by the Rev E Foord-Kelcey. Article written in 1908. It is recommended that reference ...... cont.
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 Artwork discovered in Quorn cottage  Artwork discovered in Quorn cottage
When decorating some years ago, Phil and Sue Child of Beaconsfield Cottage on ...... cont.
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 Wood Lane, Quorn card  Wood Lane, Quorn card
Card illustrating a courting couple in Wood Lane. Nothing more is known about this card.
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 Quorn Souvenir China  Quorn Souvenir China
This small pot is less than 6 cm (2 inches) wide and was produced by Arcadian China, ...... cont.
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 Quorn Specialties Ltd  Quorn Specialties Ltd
Quorn grocery products - and we don't mean the modern 'textured vegetable protein'! - ...... cont.
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 Quorn Souvenir Jug  Quorn Souvenir Jug
This little jug is 7 cms (3 inches) tall. It was made by the New Devon Pottery, Newton ...... cont.
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 Quorndon Co-op Checks  Quorndon Co-op Checks
These checks (sometimes incorrectly known as tokens) dating from the late 1800s, were ...... cont.
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 Quorn Pub Token  Quorn Pub Token
This is a rubbing of a pub token issued by the White Hart, probably in the 1920s or ...... cont.
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 Stream from Tom Long's Meadow, Quorn  Stream from Tom Long's Meadow, Quorn
Builders break into the culvert carrying the stream from Tom Long's Meadow into Quorn ...... cont.
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 Quorn Census Returns and Street Names  Quorn Census Returns and Street Names
When looking at the census records, some street names may not be familiar. Even where you ...... cont.
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 Woolly rhinoceros discovered in Quorn  Woolly rhinoceros discovered in Quorn
Loughborough Echo - 18th August 1939 Now on view in Loughborough Library is the ...... cont.
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 Howlett's Bus Company  Howlett's Bus Company
Founded in Quorn by George Howlett in the early 1920s. The bus depot, off Barrow Road was ...... cont.
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 Clay Pipe  Clay Pipe
18th century or early 19th century carved bowl of a clay pipe found during the ...... cont.
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 Antique glass bottle  Antique glass bottle
19th century glass bottle found during the refurbishment of the War Memorial gardens in ...... cont.
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 Roman coins  Roman coins
Selection of Roman coins (Sestertius). Portraying the Emperors Pius and Hadrian. Metal ...... cont.
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 Roman coin  Roman coin
Roman coin (Denarius). Displaying the head of the Empress Faustina. Metal detecting find ...... cont.
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 Roman coin  Roman coin
Roman coin (Denarius). Reverse side showing an image of Romulus and Remus. Metal ...... cont.
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 Frog artefact  Frog artefact
Roman artifact from the Selvester Drive area of Quorn. Frog - probably a votive ...... cont.
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 Goddess  Goddess
Roman artifact from the Selvester Drive area of Quorn. Goddess ? probably a votive ...... cont.
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 Brooch pins  Brooch pins
Roman artifact from the Selvester Drive area of Quorn - Brooch pins. Metal detecting ...... cont.
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 Roman spoon  Roman spoon
Roman artifact from the Selvester Drive area of Quorn - spoon. Metal detecting find. ...... cont.
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 Commemorative token  Commemorative token
In 1789 the printer Robert Raikes started Sunday Schools in Gloucester. This coin was ...... cont.
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 Children on School Lane causeway  Children on School Lane causeway
Children on causeway looking from School Lane towards the river c1920s. The granite wall ...... cont.
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 New bridge on School Lane, Quorn  New bridge on School Lane, Quorn
The original bridge was demolished in 1897 when it became dangerous. It was rebuilt to ...... cont.
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 Young Children c1910  Young Children c1910
These five young children (c1900) dressed as was the custom. Girls frequently wore ...... cont.
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 Constructing the modern footbridge on Leicester Road  Constructing the modern footbridge on Leicester Road
A 1675 map (Ogilby's) shows a bridge of five arches here because the stream used to be ...... cont.
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 Children at play  Children at play
Probably taken in the Stafford Orchard. The picket fence follows the line of the current ...... cont.
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 Children by the brook  Children by the brook
This lovely photograph was taken before 1897 when the old bridge on School Lane(built in ...... cont.
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 Santa Maria bridge on Soar Road c1970s  Santa Maria bridge on Soar Road c1970s
The bridge originally belonged to Quorn Hall and was used to transport the hounds over ...... cont.
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 Demolition of Little Bridge on School Lane c1897  Demolition of Little Bridge on School Lane c1897
Workmen demolishing the 'Little Bridge' over the stream in School Lane to make way for a ...... cont.
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 Sketch drawing of Little Bridge on School Lane by W E Cooke.  Sketch drawing of Little Bridge on School Lane by W E Cooke.
The Little Bridge on School Lane was built in 1760 and demolished in 1897. 'Old Bridge ...... cont.
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 Old Bull's Head coaching lamp  Old Bull's Head coaching lamp
The old coaching lamp from the old Bull's Head inn in the High Street. Originally it hung ...... cont.
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 Mill chimney being dismantled  Mill chimney being dismantled
The last mill chimney in Quorn was removed in 1998. It stood close to where the current ...... cont.
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 River Soar  River Soar
The river at Soar Road, Quorn about 1960. During the 1930's and 40's village children ...... cont.
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 Glass pot lid  Glass pot lid
Possibly dating from the time of Richard III due to depiction of boar (his emblem). Found ...... cont.
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 Unknown location, Quorn  Unknown location, Quorn
This photograph might have been taken on the Quorn House estate. The arches are made from ...... cont.
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 Stone well in Station Road cottage 1976  Stone well in Station Road cottage 1976
This well was discovered in 1976 during renovation works of the cottages in Station Road ...... cont.
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 Children sitting on wall  Children sitting on wall
Three children enjoying the sun, sitting next to the gate to the iron bridge near Santa ...... cont.
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 Quorn's church clock loses face: Three-inch slip after 132 years  Quorn's church clock loses face: Three-inch slip after 132 years
Loughborough Monitor - 27th November 1964 For 132 years villagers of Quorn have been ...... cont.
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Total: 73 artefacts returned


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