Like most active villages, Quorn has always
loved fetes and carnivals. We include information and photographs
recalling village events, often taking place in the Stafford Orchard
park. These include Jubilees, celebratory occasions, and the many
festivals which have occurred over the years.
Total: 289 artefacts returned over 3 pages
| Marquees for M Wright and Sons Centenary 1960|
Marquees on the field on School Lane, ready for the Wright’s centenary celebration event ...... cont.
| 1935 Silver Jubilee Seat petition|
In May 1935, King George V and Queen Mary Silver Jubilee was celebrated in Quorn with ...... cont.
| 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.
| 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.
| Gartshore family, summer fete, Stafford Orchard, 1960s|
A summer fete on Stafford Orchard in the 1960s, with George and Olive Gartshore and their ...... cont.
| 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.
| Quorn Golden Jubilee Celebrations, May 2002|
The Quorndon Magazine had reported that for the 4th year running, the sun shone on the ...... cont.
| HMS Quorn|
Three ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Quorn as part of the ‘Hunt Class’. ...... cont.
| M Wright and Sons, Quorn - Centenary Celebration, 1960 - Programme|
M Wright and Sons, elastic webbing manufacturers, started in Leicester in 1860 and moved ...... cont.
| 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.
| Quorn Village Event, early/mid 1950s|
A village event in the early/mid 1950s. The gentleman holding the darts aloft is former ...... cont.
| Dedication of Lime Trees, Quorn, May 1952|
In May 1952 Quorn dedicated an avenue of lime trees in Stafford Orchard, planted in ...... cont.
| Quorn Ladies in Skegness, 1953|
Four Quorn ladies enjoying the sunshine in ‘Skeggie’, in coronation year 1953.
Only ...... cont.
| William Freer born 1830 in Quorn, died 17th February 1887, Denbighshire|
William Freer was born in Quorn in 1830. By the 1850s he was a kennel man for Quorn Hunt, ...... 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.
| Quorn Brownies, early/mid 1960s|
Quorn Brownies in the early/mid 1960.
Can anyone provide any more names?
5- ...... cont.
| Quorn Brownies and Guides, late 1950s|
As detailed in cont.
| Daphne Oxenford with Quorn Brownies, 1958|
Many people will remember Daphne Oxenford as a well known presenter of ‘Listen with ...... cont.
| Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1963|
Who remembers this play equipment on Stafford Orchard (Quorn’s park) in the 1960s? When ...... cont.
| Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1950s|
Three girls in Quorn’s park (Stafford Orchard) in the 1950s. The girl on the left is ...... cont.
| Stafford Orchard, Quorn, about 1984|
The young girl in these photograph is Lynda Bradshaw. In the mid 1980s, Lynda was nanny ...... cont.
| Firework Danger! – from 1892|
Saturday the 5th November 1892 saw a dreadful accident in Quorn, outside the shops on ...... cont.
| Quorn Wakes on the Green, 1950s|
For many years the annual Quorn Wakes (fair), was held on Quorn Village Green, which is ...... cont.
| Recreation Ground for Quorn, April 1914|
Melton Mowbray Mercury and Oakham and Uppingham News - Thursday 2nd April ...... cont.
| A history of the Church Rooms written in 1979|
The history of the Church Rooms below was written by Jack Field in 1979, when the ...... 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.
| Quorn Church Rooms, 1979 golden jubilee order of service|
In September 1979 the golden jubilee of Quorn Church Rooms was celebrated with a week of ...... cont.
| Quorn Church Rooms, 1979 golden jubilee programme|
In 1979 Quorn Church Rooms celebrated its golden jubilee, having served the village for ...... cont.
| Quorn Church Room Programme of Events 1938/39|
Quorn Church Room opened in 1929 and provided a much needed focal point for church and ...... cont.
| Eva and James Pell, 75 Meeting Street|
Can you help with any more names for the people in these pictures, or do you know the ...... cont.
| Cycle racing on Quorn Green!|
Before it became a car park, Quorn Green in the centre of the village, on Station Road ...... cont.
| Quorn ladies outing, 1950s?|
Little is known about this photograph, other than it is Quorn ladies group enjoying an ...... cont.
| Quorn Scout Gang Show programme, 1963|
Below is a Quorn Scout Gang Show programme from 1963.
Remember that if you want to ...... cont.
| Enjoying the sunshine! Quorn 1920s|
This photograph was taken on the Greens at Barrow, which is within the parish of Quorn, ...... cont.
| Football – Quorn match win! 1952|
Loughborough Monitor, Friday 17th October 1952
Quorn Recover From Shock
Quorn 2, ...... cont.
| Tom Gartshore from Quorn – Fishing advice, 1952|
Loughborough Monitor, Friday 17th October 1952
They only catch ‘tiddlers’ today - ...... cont.
| Collecting leaves on High Street, Quorn, October 1952|
This great picture appeared in the Loughborough Monitor on Friday 17th October 1952, when ...... cont.
| Fundraising for Quorn Church Rooms - garden fete accounts, 1923 to 1927|
The Church Rooms were built in 1929, but the construction was preceded by several years ...... cont.
| Pillings Lock, Quorn|
Pillings Lock is in the Parish of Quorn, to the north-east of the village itself, and is ...... cont.
| Stafford Orchard Park, 1936, Sarah Farley|
This wonderful photograph was taken in 1936 on Stafford Orchard, the park in the middle ...... cont.
| Quorn Fete - Effort for Church Hall Fund - 1927|
Loughborough Monitor and Herald - 30th June 1927
Quorn Fete - Effort for Church Hall ...... cont.
| Quorn Garden Party, June 1963|
Loughborough Monitor - 7th June 1963
Garden party raises £94
Quorn Church Rooms ...... cont.
| The Chequers Inn, 1980s|
The Chequers Inn, formally the Hurst, on Loughborough Road in Quorn, used to be a lively ...... cont.
| A jolly outing from Quorn! - continued|
This photograph was taken on the same day as the pictures in cont.
| A jolly outing from Quorn!|
These photographs were taken on an outing from Quorn, and everyone seems to be having a ...... cont.
| Quorn Mayday 1950s – photographs taken on Leicester Road|
This photograph is taken standing on the bridge looking down Leicester Road ...... cont.
| Quorn memories from the 1940s|
Judy Goacher (nee Dorman), who now lives in Canada, visited Quorn in June 2014 for the ...... cont.
| Quorn WW1 fundraising event, Saturday 26th September 1915|
These two postcards were acquired several years ago, but it was only recently that they ...... cont.
| Rawlins Grammar School, Quorn, Christmas 1947|
This photograph shows pupils, teachers and a few visitors enjoying a Punch and Judy show ...... cont.
| An unknown event, on an unknown date, probably on Stafford Orchard|
So who are this happy group? They seem to be mainly men dressed as women!
What was ...... cont.
| Miss Judy Dormon - Carnival Queen. 1945|
Loughborough Echo - 22nd June 1945
A dance was given in the Village Hall, lent by ...... cont.
| Quorn Amateur Dramatic Society’s fine start - 1950|
Loughborough Monitor - 9th February 1950
The newly-formed Quorn Amateur Dramatic ...... cont.
| 2nd Quorn Scouts summer camp, 1952|
These photographs were taken during a kit inspection at 2nd Quorn Scouts summer camp, in ...... cont.
| Wright's Christmas Party - 1972|
29th December 1972 – Loughborough Echo
M Wright and Sons of Quorn held their annual ...... cont.
| Opening of the new Methodist Wesleyan Chapel, Quorn|
These photographs were taken by William Shuttlewood, a Quorn photographer and chemist, at ...... cont.
| Rawlins Spring Concert - 1966|
Loughborough Echo - 13th May 1966
The school hall was packed with an appreciative ...... cont.
| Old People's Meat Tea - 1896|
Loughborough Herald - 16th January 1896
On Tuesday evening upwards of 110 old people ...... cont.
| Parcels Fund concert - 1939|
Loughborough Echo - 1st December 1939
The Village Hall was well filled on Wednesday ...... cont.
| Quorn Conservative Club party - 1977|
Loughborough Echo - 30th December 1977
Caught in the party mood are about 50 children ...... cont.
| Quorn Ladies Cricket Club - 1930|
From left to right, top row:
E. Revell, P. Mountency, W. Peberdy, J Cooper, E. Peberdy, ...... cont.
| Methodist Church fete - 1975|
Loughborough Monitor - 18th September 1975
Cousins Dora and Nicola Bowler make a ...... cont.
| Successful 'Suspect' at Quorn - 1960|
Loughborough Monitor - 15th April 1960
Members of Quorn Dramatic Society presented the ...... cont.
| British Legion effort at Quorn|
Loughborough Echo Friday July 7th 1950
A costume parade and fete was held in the ...... cont.
| Quorn's Fetes and Fairs, 1960s and 1970s - a photo album|
Jack and Phyllis Field were very well known in the village and involved in many aspects ...... cont.
| Harvest Suppers at the Church Rooms – 1960s/70s|
These photographs were taken originally as slides by Jack and Phyllis Field in the 1960s ...... cont.
| Quorn Brownies have a picnic, about 1956|
This photograph was taken of Quorn Brownies having a picnic in about 1956.
Left to ...... cont.
| Event at the Church Rooms in the 1960s|
This is an event held at the Church Rooms in the 1960s.
Back row, left to right: Mr ...... cont.
| Village Hall drama productions, 1930s|
These two photographs show a young Jack Field in two different Village Hall drama ...... cont.
| An event in the Church Rooms in the 1970s|
Standing, left to right: Phyllis Sharpe, Noel Whitlock
Seated, left to right: Phyllis ...... cont.
| Quorn Girls' Friendly Society on an outing in about 1929|
This photograph and short article appeared in the press in the 1990s. It was submitted by ...... cont.
| 1954 - Parade at the Village Hall, by children wearing clothes made by their mothers|
These photographs appeared in the press in 1954 and show a parade at the Village Hall, by ...... cont.
| St Bartholomew's Church nativity, late 1960s|
The nativity took place in the Church and was photographed by Jack Field.
Standing, ...... cont.
| Church picnic 1979|
These photographs were taken at the Church picnic in 1979. the picnic was held on Rawlins ...... cont.
| Quorn Scouts camping - autumn 1961|
This photograph was taken when Quorn scouts were camping at Newtown Linford in autumn ...... cont.
| Socialising in the 1970s with Rex Bloore|
These photographs of people enjoying social evenings were taken in the early 1970s. The ...... cont.
| St Bartholomew's Church Sunday School outside the Church Rooms|
This photograph was taken outside the Church Rooms in either 1953 or 1954. It is St ...... cont.
| Social events in the Church Rooms, 1960s and 1970s|
In the 1960s and 1970s, like today, the Church Rooms was a vibrant centre for village ...... cont.
| Sunday School Fayre, about 1961|
This photograph was taken when Fenella Crockett was opening the Sunday School Fayre in ...... cont.
| Drama productions at the Church Rooms|
In the 1960s and 1970s many drama productions took place at the Church Rooms. These four ...... cont.
| Counting the money after a Church event|
This photograph captures (left to right), Phyllis Field, Lily Callaghan and Amy Child ...... cont.
| A Church event - Late 1950s/early 1960s|
These photographs was taken by Jack and Phyllis Field in either the late 1950s or early ...... cont.
| Pancake day supper, early 1960s|
These photographs were taken by Jack and Phyllis Field at a Church pancake day supper in ...... cont.
| Quorn Methodist Fete - 1969|
Loughborough Monitor - 12th September 1969
Two busy girls at Quorn Methodist's fete at ...... cont.
| Quorn Towns Women's Guild drama group, 1960s/1970s|
Quorn Towns Women's Guild had a very active drama group in the 1960s/1970s. These ...... cont.
| Retirement of Dr Wykes, Quorn, late 1970s|
The retirement of Quorn doctor, Dr Wykes, 1977/78.
Left to right: Phyllis Field, Mrs ...... cont.
| Quorn Guides, 1960s|
Quorn Guides outside on the field at the back of Allen House. Spinney Drive is in the ...... cont.
| Quorn Brownies, 1960s|
Quorn Brownies in the 1960s, enjoying a picnic
1 - Lily Callaghan
2 - Mrs ? ...... cont.
| Quorn Old People's Fellowship outing, probably 1970s|
Quorn Old People's Fellowship was thriving group in the second half of the twentieth ...... cont.
| 2nd Quorn Scouts 1952|
This photograph was taken in the summer of 1952, at the 2nd Quorn Scouts summer camp in ...... cont.
| Quorn Jubilee celebrations - 1935|
Loughborough Echo - 26th April 1935
As the result of a public meeting a large and ...... cont.
| Retirement of Jack Briers in 1971 - Head of St Bartholomew's Primary School|
These photographs, taken on the occasion of the retirement of Jack Briers, were submitted ...... cont.
| Wright's Children's Christmas Party - 1977|
Loughborough Echo - 30th December 1977
About 40 children of employees of Messrs M ...... cont.
| Quorn's Jubilee Cash - 1977|
Loughborough Echo - 26th August 1977
Quorn's Jubilee Cash
The future of £350 that ...... cont.
| £130 takings at Quorn Legion Fete - 1963|
Loughborough Monitor - 28th June 1963
There was an excellent response to Quorn's ...... cont.
| Friends of Markfield Quorn Carnival - 1963|
Loughborough Monitor - 21st June 1963
Fancy dress competitors in Quorn Carnival on ...... cont.
| Quorn Mother's Union outing, 1984|
This photograph was taken at the Mother's Union half day outing on 21st June 1984. They ...... cont.
| Parish Supper 1978|
Not a lot is known about this photograph, except that it was a 'Parish Supper' in 1978. ...... cont.
| Tea at Quorn Vicarage 1978|
The Rev Patrick Revell used to invite his regular communicants to the Vicarage on ...... cont.
| Finette Webster, the bakers wife, learning to ride a bicycle!|
Whilst this photograph is rather faded, it is especially interesting as it is very ...... cont.
| Crowning the Quorn May Queen - 1960|
Loughborough Monitor - 10th June 1960
Pictured crowning the May Queen, Miss Doris Anne ...... cont.