Quorn Business and Industry
Up until the mid nineteen century most
industry in the village was cottage based, primarily frame-work knitting.
During the 1820s two hosiery factories were established and by the
middle of the century Quorn had a sock and glove manufacturer (Websters)
and a twist lace, silk net and cotton tatting factory (Balms), located
where the Church Rooms are now. Wrights Mill, elastic webbing manufacturers,
arrived in the village in 1860. By 1911 Wrights employed over 30%
of the working population of Quorn and they are still present in the
In addition to the factories, this section also contains information
about the quarry, the railway and shops, all of which had an impact
on village life.
Total: 297 artefacts returned over 30 pages
| 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.
| M Wright & Sons Ltd, New automatic weaving looms, January 1947|
Loughborough Echo, Friday, 31st January 1947
Invention by Quorn man
New ...... cont.
| A unique Quorn business - ships in bottles!|
One of the most unusual small businesses that Quorn has supported over the years, must be ...... cont.
| ‘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.
| Meeting Street, Quorn – Then and now|
The earlier of these two photographs is thought to have been taken in about 1911. The ...... cont.
| Thomas Cradock of Quorn Court|
Thomas Cradock was born in Loughborough in 1795. He married Mary Octavia Grover (known as ...... cont.
| Thomas Lucas, jeweller, Quorn - Watch paper|
Watch papers were round papers, placed between the inner and outer case of a pocket ...... cont.
| Video - Tom Long haymaking in his meadow, 1960s|
This converted cine film shows Tom Long making hay in his meadow in the early 1960s. The ...... cont.
| Blacksmiths shop, Meeting Street, Quorn, 1935|
On Saturday 17th August 1935, The Illustrated Leicester Chronicle published this ...... cont.
| Home Farm and the Pepper Family|
Life in Quorn was very different in the 1900s, with many more farms in the village. One ...... cont.