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 Leicester Road and Wright's Mill  Leicester Road and Wright's Mill
A photograph taken in the early years of the twentieth century, making the village look ...... cont.
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 Station Road looking towards the village centre c1905  Station Road looking towards the village centre c1905
Station Road was known as Barrow Street at this time and on the right is the corner of ...... cont.
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 Warners cottages on Soar Road  Warners cottages on Soar Road
Cottages built for hunt workers on Soar Road by the Warner family of Quorn Hall.
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 Wright's Mill  Wright's Mill
Michael Wright came to Quorn from Leicester in 1870 to manufacture elastic webbing. By ...... cont.
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 Men working at Cocklow quarry c1910  Men working at Cocklow quarry c1910
See cont.
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 The Blacksmiths on Meeting Street  The Blacksmiths on Meeting Street
The smithy was in the ownership of the Holmes family for over 100 years. It was still in ...... cont.
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 Swithland Reservoir construction 1894-96  Swithland Reservoir construction 1894-96
A small portion of Swithland reservoir lies within the parish of Quorn. The photograph ...... cont.
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 Working at Cocklow Quarry c1907  Working at Cocklow Quarry c1907
In about 1812 a Mr Jackson discovered how to work hard granite stone by watching some ...... cont.
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 The Gas Works  The Gas Works
The Gas House or Works was constructed in 1853 by the River Soar on land called 'The ...... cont.
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 Howlett's Bus Company  Howlett's Bus Company
The photograph below shows a 14 seater Reo bus, which was put into service in the ...... cont.
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Total: 292 artefacts returned over 30 pages


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