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Our 50 most recently submitted museum artefacts are listed below:

 Card from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp to Germany, 18th May 1947  Card from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp to Germany, 18th May 1947
Quorn POW camp was based in the grounds of Quorn House, with the entrance on Wood Lane, ...... cont.
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 Marquees for M Wright and Sons Centenary 1960  Marquees for M Wright and Sons Centenary 1960
Marquees on the field on School Lane, ready for the Wright’s centenary celebration event ...... cont.
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 Card from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp to Germany, 17th April 1947  Card from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp to Germany, 17th April 1947
Quorn POW camp was based in the grounds of Quorn House, with the entrance on Wood Lane, ...... cont.
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 Medicine bottle from Green's chemist, Quorn  Medicine bottle from Green's chemist, Quorn
This medicine bottle came from Green's chemist on High Street, which was situated where ...... cont.
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 Edwin and Sarah Gartshore, Quorn, 1880s/1890s  Edwin and Sarah Gartshore, Quorn, 1880s/1890s
The first photograph is a studio portrait of Edwin Gartshore and his wife Sarah Ann ...... cont.
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 1935 Silver Jubilee Seat petition  1935 Silver Jubilee Seat petition
In May 1935, King George V and Queen Mary Silver Jubilee was celebrated in Quorn with ...... cont.
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 Old Quorn residents - George and Mary Gartshore  Old Quorn residents - George and Mary Gartshore
George and Mary Gartshore were born in 1830, married in 1854 and moved to Quorn in about ...... cont.
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 Quorndon Coronation Celebrations Minute Book 1936/7  Quorndon Coronation Celebrations Minute Book 1936/7
In January 1936, King George V died and his eldest son Edward VIII succeeded him as King ...... cont.
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 Darts in Quorn and the Quorn Charity Darts League  Darts in Quorn and the Quorn Charity Darts League
Darts used to be very popular in Quorn and below Sue Sharpe has kindly recorded some of ...... cont.
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 Gartshore family, summer fete, Stafford Orchard, 1960s  Gartshore family, summer fete, Stafford Orchard, 1960s
A summer fete on Stafford Orchard in the 1960s, with George and Olive Gartshore and their ...... cont.
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 Gartshore family, 15 High Street Quorn, 1960s  Gartshore family, 15 High Street Quorn, 1960s
The elderly couple in these photographs are George Harry Gartshore and his wife Olive, ...... cont.
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 Alfred Charles Morrison of Quorn - Pioneer of the electric milk float  Alfred Charles Morrison of Quorn - Pioneer of the electric milk float
A fascinating article about Alfred Morrison, a former village resident, who was an ...... cont.
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 Quorn Village Hall – ‘Nurseryrhymia’ Christmas Show 1908  Quorn Village Hall – ‘Nurseryrhymia’ Christmas Show 1908
This poster was found in the parish council archives and is dated 1908. It is not in ...... cont.
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 Mee and Marlow family pictures  Mee and Marlow family pictures
These family photographs were kindly supplied by Valerie Roche who lives in France, but ...... cont.
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 Quorn Hunt at Bradgate Park – Then and now  Quorn Hunt at Bradgate Park – Then and now
The first photograph was taken in about 1896 and was scanned from an old magic lantern ...... cont.
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 Machine shop at M. Wright and Sons, Quorn, early 1920s  Machine shop at M. Wright and Sons, Quorn, early 1920s
In the 1920s the machines were belt driven, feeding off overhead line-shafting. As well ...... cont.
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 Civilian Bobbies on the beat in Quorn  Civilian Bobbies on the beat in Quorn
In this 2003 newspaper article held in the Quorn Parish Council Archives, Councillor Joan ...... cont.
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 Quorn Environmental Award (2000)  Quorn Environmental Award (2000)
Quorndon Parish Council won the Daily Telegraph/Calor Gas National Environmental Village ...... cont.
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 Student life at Soar House, Quorn, in the 1960s  Student life at Soar House, Quorn, in the 1960s
Paul Dilks was a student at Loughborough College of Education from 1966 to 1969 and his ...... cont.
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 Memories of the USA 82nd Airborne in Quorn – Looking back 76 years!  Memories of the USA 82nd Airborne in Quorn – Looking back 76 years!
Mary Totman (nee Webster) and her sister grew up in Quorn in WW2. The family had moved ...... cont.
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 William Fantham, GCR Platelayer, Quorn, killed in WW1  William Fantham, GCR Platelayer, Quorn, killed in WW1
Killed 8th May 1916 in France, aged 22 William George Fantham was the eldest of ...... cont.
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 M. Wright and Sons factory, Quorn, approx 1880  M. Wright and Sons factory, Quorn, approx 1880
Fifteen men standing outside M. Wright and Sons factory in about 1880, possibly a little ...... cont.
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 Woodthorpe and Quorndon Parish Boundary Marker  Woodthorpe and Quorndon Parish Boundary Marker
This boundary marker was originally sited on the A6 Trunk Road to indicate the position ...... cont.
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 Quorn – the best kept village!  Quorn – the best kept village!
Between 1996 and 2004 the village received a number of awards. Quorn Parish Council at ...... cont.
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 Quorn Golden Jubilee Celebrations, May 2002  Quorn Golden Jubilee Celebrations, May 2002
The Quorndon Magazine had reported that for the 4th year running, the sun shone on the ...... cont.
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 Opening of Quorn Football Club new ground, 1960  Opening of Quorn Football Club new ground, 1960
Loughborough Echo, Friday, September 2nd, 1960. QUORN F.C. - NEW GROUND AND ...... cont.
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 Upset in Quorn Urban District Council!  Upset in Quorn Urban District Council!
The Illustrated Leicester Chronicle Saturday 24th April 1926 DESPICABLE ...... cont.
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 Evacuees arrive in Quorn, 1st September 1939  Evacuees arrive in Quorn, 1st September 1939
Leicester Mercury Friday 1st September 1939 How They Came To Leicestershire ...... cont.
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 Manor House Hotel, Quorn  Manor House Hotel, Quorn
The Manor House Hotel on Woodhouse Road opposite the railway station, was built for the ...... cont.
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 Quorndon Parish Council – the best in the country!  Quorndon Parish Council – the best in the country!
This article appeared in the press shortly after Quorndon Parish Council was named ...... cont.
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 VJ Day – A Quorn man’s memento  VJ Day – A Quorn man’s memento
This framed memento of VJ Day is a representation of an American newspaper front page, ...... cont.
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 Quorn Camp 1944 - US 82nd Airborne Division  Quorn Camp 1944 - US 82nd Airborne Division
Members of the US 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Platoon ...... cont.
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 HMS Quorn  HMS Quorn
Three ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Quorn as part of the ‘Hunt Class’. ...... cont.
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 M Wright and Sons, Quorn - Centenary Celebration, 1960 - Programme  M Wright and Sons, Quorn - Centenary Celebration, 1960 - Programme
M Wright and Sons, elastic webbing manufacturers, started in Leicester in 1860 and moved ...... cont.
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 Quorndon Embossing Presses  Quorndon Embossing Presses
These two embossing presses were found during the 2020 Parish Council office move from ...... cont.
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 Quorn House, 1886  Quorn House, 1886
Quorn House on Meeting Street was originally known as the Over Hall and was the seat of ...... cont.
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 Quorn Hall, 1905  Quorn Hall, 1905
The original Quorn Hall, known as the Nether Hall, was built on the north-east side of ...... cont.
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 Retirement concert for Jack Briers,  Head of Quorn Primary School, 1971  Retirement concert for Jack Briers, Head of Quorn Primary School, 1971
These photographs were taken on the occasion of the retirement of Jack Briers, the ...... cont.
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 St Barts Primary School football team, 1959-60  St Barts Primary School football team, 1959-60
St Bartholomew’s Primary School football team, 1959-60. Teachers, left to right: Jack ...... cont.
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 Phyllis Field (nee Broom), 1917 - 2007  Phyllis Field (nee Broom), 1917 - 2007
Phyllis Broom was born at what is now 37 Farnham Street in Quorn and lived in the village ...... cont.
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 Friends of Markfield – Quorn Gala Day Football Tournament  Friends of Markfield – Quorn Gala Day Football Tournament
During the 1960’s and 70’s the people of Quorn supported the Markfield Hospital by ...... cont.
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 Quorn Village Event, early/mid 1950s  Quorn Village Event, early/mid 1950s
A village event in the early/mid 1950s. The gentleman holding the darts aloft is former ...... cont.
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 Dedication of Lime Trees, Quorn, May 1952  Dedication of Lime Trees, Quorn, May 1952
In May 1952 Quorn dedicated an avenue of lime trees in Stafford Orchard, planted in ...... cont.
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 William Henry Norman (PC Billy Norman) 1889 to 1958  William Henry Norman (PC Billy Norman) 1889 to 1958
William Henry (Billy) Norman was born on 29th March 1889 in Oadby. After distinguished ...... cont.
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 PC Billy Norman – served in Quorn 1930 to 1944  PC Billy Norman – served in Quorn 1930 to 1944
In the 1980s and 1990s Harry Limbert, who lived in Quorn talked to a lot of the older ...... cont.
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 Quorn St Bartholomew’s Primary School, early 1950s  Quorn St Bartholomew’s Primary School, early 1950s
Taken in the early 1950s in the old primary school playground, when the school was on ...... cont.
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 Schooldays at Quorn St Bartholomew’s Primary, 1957 to 1961  Schooldays at Quorn St Bartholomew’s Primary, 1957 to 1961
John Tweedie and his twin brother Jim were at St Barts Primary during the school years ...... cont.
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 Quorn Australia – Heritage Walk  Quorn Australia – Heritage Walk
Quorn in South Australia is very proud of its heritage, and the museum team were ...... cont.
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 Thompson and Gamble, builders of the Cradock Drive housing development  Thompson and Gamble, builders of the Cradock Drive housing development
Who were Thompson and Gamble? Thompson and Gamble were a well-known ...... cont.
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 The QUORN Tool and Cutter Grinder  The QUORN Tool and Cutter Grinder
Since its launch in 1974, the Quorn Tool and Cutter Grinder has achieved legendary status ...... cont.
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Total: 50 artefacts returned


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