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: 303 artefacts returned over 31 pages
| Thompson and Gamble, builders of the Cradock Drive housing development|
Who were Thompson and Gamble?
Thompson and Gamble were a well-known ...... cont.
| The QUORN Tool and Cutter Grinder|
Since its launch in 1974, the Quorn Tool and Cutter Grinder has achieved legendary status ...... cont.
| 12 Freehold Street, Quorn – Shop and Off-Licence|
The first of these photographs was taken before 1910 and shows Joseph Birkin standing ...... cont.
| M Wright and Sons, Quorn – Winding Room|
Wright’s factory has been in Quorn since 1870. This photograph of the winding room is ...... cont.
| Robert Sutton, Quorn Family Butcher|
This photograph was taken on High Street in Quorn around 1920, and shows Robert and Gerty ...... cont.
| Air raid shelter in Quorn|
World War Two started in 1939 and continued for six years. During this time there was ...... cont.
| 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.