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: 287 artefacts returned over 6 pages
| Ploughing prize, 1848, William Sarson, Quorn|
The wording on this impressive tankard says:
“1st PRIZE for Ploughing
Presented by ...... cont.
| 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.
| Charles Tomblin – killed near Quorn Station, September 1936|
Charles Tomblin was born in Barrowden in Rutland on 14th April 1871, one of five ...... cont.
| C. A. Taylor, Tobacconist, Quorn|
This letterhead and business card was kindly given to Quorn Village Online Museum in ...... cont.
| Lloyd Eric Tomlyn, 1928 to 2016 – Memories of Quorn|
Lloyd Eric Tomlyn was born in Mountsorrel in 1928, the son of Eric Dudley Ernest Tomlyn ...... cont.
| Harvest at Home Farm, Quorn, early 1900s|
Thomas Pepper was born in 1883 in Long Whatton. He was married twice and had six children ...... cont.
| Quorn Laundry buildings|
Quorn Laundry was based on Barrow Road, where Quorndon Terrace is today. This photograph ...... cont.
| Quorn Hygienic Laundry basket|
This Quorn laundry basket (or hamper) was used by the Pagets from Nanpantan Hall in ...... cont.
| Masterbuilder construction set, made in Quorn 1940s|
This is definitely one of the more unusual Quorn artefacts that has come to ...... cont.
| 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.
| Postcard – Mountsorrel Quarry 1909|
This postcard raises many questions!
It may be asked how a Mountsorrel Quarry postcard ...... cont.
| WW1 Puttees! Made by M Wright and Sons|
This advert appeared regularly in the Tatler between 1917 and 1919. It is advertising ...... cont.
| Quorn cigarette tin, early 1900s|
This Quorn cigarette tin is very well worn and we think is a very rare find. Underneath ...... cont.
| Quorn meat substitute and our village – a connection or not?|
One question that people often ask is whether there is a connection between the name of ...... cont.
| Church Room fundraising fete, June 1929|
In 1922 a committee was formed to raise funds for the building of a Church Room. Several ...... cont.
| Insurance plaques, Quorn|
Beginning in the 18th century, insurance fire plaques were attached high up on buildings, ...... cont.
| Bus on Leicester Road, Quorn, 1910|
This fantastic photograph was taken on the east side of Leicester Road in 1910. The house ...... cont.
| Two buses at Quorn Cross, 1930|
A very interesting street scene showing Quorn Cross in about 1930. Whilst the quality of ...... cont.
| Wright's Factory, weaving room 1923/24|
One of the elastic weaving rooms at Wright's factory, Quorn in 1923 or 1924.
The ...... cont.
| Tommy Allen 1911 to 1996|
Tommy Allen was born in 1911 and lived in Quorn all his life. He followed his father by ...... cont.
| High Street, Quorn in the 1950s|
Two photographs of High Street, Quorn, looking towards Quorn Cross, in the 1950s, showing ...... cont.
| William Wilders – Carrier of Quorn|
William Wilders was born in Quorn in 1838 and died in 1893. We are lucky to have this ...... cont.
| Quorn Building Society|
Quorn Building Society, or as it was originally known, the Quorndon and Neighbourhood ...... cont.
| Wrights Factory Rules, 1946|
The poster below hung in Wrights factory on Leicester Road for many years. It dates back ...... cont.
| Soar Valley News, April 1977|
The Soar Valley News was a four page, black and white community newspaper/newsletter type ...... cont.
| Deer roaming around the White Horse in Quorn! 1988|
During road works near the White Horse pub in Quorn in 1988, ancient deer bones were ...... cont.
| Howlett’s Bus Company, Quorn|
This is a Bedford OWB Duple bus, registration number DAY137, built during WW2. Howlett’s ...... cont.
| Vena Grain, 1895 to 1989. Oral history interview from 1985|
Vena Grain was born in Leicester on 21st February 1895, and the family moved to Quorn in ...... cont.
| The Mill House Inn, Leicester Road, Quorn, early 1900s|
To the left of the archway is the Mill House Inn, which at this time was run by Silas ...... cont.
| Quorn bus, 1929|
In the 1920s and 1930s there were several different firms running buses through Quorn. ...... cont.
| Meeting Street, Quorn|
As the years go by and as Quorn Village On-line Museum continues to grow, it becomes ...... cont.
| Video: Wrights - Weaving Narrow Fabrics in Quorn since 1860|
Wrights factory has been in Quorn since the 1860s and continues to thrive today. This ...... cont.
| Quorn Station 1937|
This is a photograph taken on Quorn railway station when it was run by the London & North ...... cont.
| Picture by W E Cooke – Coal Wharf, 1879|
This picture of the Coal Wharf on Soar Road in Quorn, was drawn in 1879 by local ...... cont.
| Misses E & M White – Homemade cakes price list|
This price list dates from about 1910. Ethel and Muriel White were the daughters of ...... cont.
| 'Ann at Quorn’, High Street, Quorn|
‘Ann at Quorn’ was a high class clothes shop at 20 High Street in Quorn. It was ...... cont.
| Barrie’s Fruit and Veg Shop, Quorn Cross|
‘Barries’ fruit and veg shop, in a prominent position on Quorn Cross, was run by Barrie ...... cont.
| WW1, Wrights factory ‘War Service’ lapel badge|
During WW1 Wrights factory in Quorn was employing over 2,000 people and working round the ...... cont.
| Mrs Kettle's shop, Station Road, Quorn|
Mrs Kettle's shop on Station Road is now a private house. The roof used to be thatched ...... cont.
| Manor House Hotel, early 1900s|
The photograph for this postcard was taken in the early 1900s. Unfortunately this scan is ...... cont.
| Wright's factory Quorn, 1950s|
This excellent photograph was taken at Wright's factory in Quorn in the 1950s.
Names ...... cont.
| Quorndon Co-operative Provident Society Ltd, Station Road|
The Co-operative Society store was built in 1862 on the site of the Blue Ball inn. It ...... cont.
| Quorn and Woodhouse GCR Station 1962|
Pictures of Quorn Station seem to be very rare. This is a photograph of BR Class 9F no ...... cont.
| Burton's newsagents, 1936, 25 High Street, Quorn|
This article about Burton's newsagents on High Street, appeared in the Quorndon Magazine ...... cont.
| Thomas Pepper, farmer and coal merchant, Quorn|
This is a photograph taken in about 1910, is of a cart belonging to Thomas Pepper, a ...... cont.
| North’s Post Office and grocery shop, Quorn Cross|
Thomas North arrived in Quorn as a single man, in his early twenties in the late 1850s. ...... cont.
| Situations Vacant at Wright's factory - 1964|
A thriving business, Wrights advertised for apprentices in 1964
| “By their fruits ye shall know them” - 1874|
There seems little doubt that the 'gentleman' complained about in this letter was the ...... cont.
| Nineteen years character gone|
Loughborough Herald - 24th May 1917
Richard Footit, signalman, Quorn, was summoned ...... cont.
| Animosity to Cyclists - 1896|
Loughborough Herald - 5th November 1896
William Richardson, butcher, Quorn, pleaded ...... cont.