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Quorn Events and Leisure

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.


 Quorn Scout Gang Show programme, 1963  Quorn Scout Gang Show programme, 1963
Below is a Quorn Scout Gang Show programme from 1963. Remember that if you want to ...... cont.
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 Enjoying the sunshine! Quorn 1920s  Enjoying the sunshine! Quorn 1920s
This photograph was taken on the Greens at Barrow, which is within the parish of Quorn, ...... cont.
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 Tom Gartshore from Quorn – Fishing advice, 1952  Tom Gartshore from Quorn – Fishing advice, 1952
Loughborough Monitor, Friday 17th October 1952 They only catch ‘tiddlers’ today - ...... cont.
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 Football – Quorn match win! 1952  Football – Quorn match win! 1952
Loughborough Monitor, Friday 17th October 1952 Quorn Recover From Shock Quorn 2, ...... cont.
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 Collecting leaves on High Street, Quorn, October 1952  Collecting leaves on High Street, Quorn, October 1952
This great picture appeared in the Loughborough Monitor on Friday 17th October 1952, when ...... cont.
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 Fundraising for Quorn Church Rooms - garden fete accounts, 1923 to 1927  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.
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 Pillings Lock, Quorn  Pillings Lock, Quorn
Pillings Lock is in the Parish of Quorn, to the north-east of the village itself, and is ...... cont.
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 Stafford Orchard Park, 1936, Sarah Farley  Stafford Orchard Park, 1936, Sarah Farley
This wonderful photograph was taken in 1936 on Stafford Orchard, the park in the middle ...... cont.
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 Quorn Garden Party, June 1963  Quorn Garden Party, June 1963
Loughborough Monitor - 7th June 1963 Garden party raises £94 Quorn Church Rooms ...... cont.
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 Quorn Fete - Effort for Church Hall Fund - 1927  Quorn Fete - Effort for Church Hall Fund - 1927
Loughborough Monitor and Herald - 30th June 1927 Quorn Fete - Effort for Church Hall ...... cont.
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 The Chequers Inn, 1980s  The Chequers Inn, 1980s
The Chequers Inn, formally the Hurst, on Loughborough Road in Quorn, used to be a lively ...... cont.
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 A jolly outing from Quorn! - continued  A jolly outing from Quorn! - continued
This photograph was taken on the same day as the pictures in artefact 1852. The ...... cont.
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 A jolly outing from Quorn!  A jolly outing from Quorn!
These photographs were taken on an outing from Quorn, and everyone seems to be having a ...... cont.
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 Quorn Mayday 1950s – photographs taken on Leicester Road  Quorn Mayday 1950s – photographs taken on Leicester Road
Image 1 This photograph is taken standing on the bridge looking down Leicester Road ...... cont.
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 Quorn memories from the 1940s  Quorn memories from the 1940s
Judy Goacher (nee Dorman), who now lives in Canada, visited Quorn in June 2014 for the ...... cont.
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 Quorn WW1 fundraising event, Saturday 26th September 1915  Quorn WW1 fundraising event, Saturday 26th September 1915
These two postcards were acquired several years ago, but it was only recently that they ...... cont.
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 Rawlins Grammar School, Quorn, Christmas 1947  Rawlins Grammar School, Quorn, Christmas 1947
This photograph shows pupils, teachers and a few visitors enjoying a Punch and Judy show ...... cont.
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 An unknown event, on an unknown date, probably on Stafford Orchard  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.
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 Miss Judy Dormon - Carnival Queen.  1945  Miss Judy Dormon - Carnival Queen. 1945
Loughborough Echo - 22nd June 1945 A dance was given in the Village Hall, lent by ...... cont.
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 Quorn Amateur Dramatic Society’s fine start - 1950  Quorn Amateur Dramatic Society’s fine start - 1950
Loughborough Monitor - 9th February 1950 The newly-formed Quorn Amateur Dramatic ...... cont.
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 2nd Quorn Scouts summer camp, 1952  2nd Quorn Scouts summer camp, 1952
These photographs were taken during a kit inspection at 2nd Quorn Scouts summer camp, in ...... cont.
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 Wright's Christmas Party - 1972  Wright's Christmas Party - 1972
29th December 1972 – Loughborough Echo M Wright and Sons of Quorn held their annual ...... cont.
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 Opening of the new Methodist Wesleyan Chapel, Quorn  Opening of the new Methodist Wesleyan Chapel, Quorn
These photographs were taken by William Shuttlewood, a Quorn photographer and chemist, at ...... cont.
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 Rawlins Spring Concert - 1966  Rawlins Spring Concert - 1966
Loughborough Echo - 13th May 1966 The school hall was packed with an appreciative ...... cont.
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 Parcels Fund concert - 1939  Parcels Fund concert - 1939
Loughborough Echo - 1st December 1939 The Village Hall was well filled on Wednesday ...... cont.
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 Old People's Meat Tea - 1896  Old People's Meat Tea - 1896
Loughborough Herald - 16th January 1896 On Tuesday evening upwards of 110 old people ...... cont.
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 Quorn Ladies Cricket Club - 1930  Quorn Ladies Cricket Club - 1930
From left to right, top row: E. Revell, P. Mountency, W. Peberdy, J Cooper, E. Peberdy, ...... cont.
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 Quorn Conservative Club party - 1977  Quorn Conservative Club party - 1977
Loughborough Echo - 30th December 1977 Caught in the party mood are about 50 children ...... cont.
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 Successful 'Suspect' at Quorn - 1960  Successful 'Suspect' at Quorn - 1960
Loughborough Monitor - 15th April 1960 Members of Quorn Dramatic Society presented the ...... cont.
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 Methodist Church fete - 1975  Methodist Church fete - 1975
Loughborough Monitor - 18th September 1975 Cousins Dora and Nicola Bowler make a ...... cont.
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 British Legion effort at Quorn  British Legion effort at Quorn
Loughborough Echo Friday July 7th 1950 A costume parade and fete was held in the ...... cont.
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 Quorn's Fetes and Fairs, 1960s and 1970s - a photo album  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.
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 Harvest Suppers at the Church Rooms – 1960s/70s  Harvest Suppers at the Church Rooms – 1960s/70s
These photographs were taken originally as slides by Jack and Phyllis Field in the 1960s ...... cont.
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 Church picnic 1979  Church picnic 1979
These photographs were taken at the Church picnic in 1979. the picnic was held on Rawlins ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's Church nativity, late 1960s  St Bartholomew's Church nativity, late 1960s
The nativity took place in the Church and was photographed by Jack Field. Standing, ...... cont.
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 1954 - Parade at the Village Hall, by children wearing clothes made by their mothers  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.
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 Quorn Girls' Friendly Society on an outing in about 1929  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.
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 An event in the Church Rooms in the 1970s  An event in the Church Rooms in the 1970s
Standing, left to right: Phyllis Sharpe, Noel Whitlock Seated, left to right: Phyllis ...... cont.
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 Village Hall drama productions, 1930s  Village Hall drama productions, 1930s
These two photographs show a young Jack Field in two different Village Hall drama ...... cont.
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 Event at the Church Rooms in the 1960s  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.
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 Quorn Brownies have a picnic,  about 1956  Quorn Brownies have a picnic, about 1956
This photograph was taken of Quorn Brownies having a picnic in about 1956. Left to ...... cont.
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 Socialising in the 1970s with Rex Bloore  Socialising in the 1970s with Rex Bloore
These photographs of people enjoying social evenings were taken in the early 1970s. The ...... cont.
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 Quorn Scouts camping - autumn 1961  Quorn Scouts camping - autumn 1961
This photograph was taken when Quorn scouts were camping at Newtown Linford in autumn ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's Church Sunday School outside the Church Rooms  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.
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 Pancake day supper, early 1960s  Pancake day supper, early 1960s
These photographs were taken by Jack and Phyllis Field at a Church pancake day supper in ...... cont.
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 A Church event - Late 1950s/early 1960s  A Church event - Late 1950s/early 1960s
These photographs was taken by Jack and Phyllis Field in either the late 1950s or early ...... cont.
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 Counting the money after a Church event  Counting the money after a Church event
This photograph captures (left to right), Phyllis Field, Lily Callaghan and Amy Child ...... cont.
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 Drama productions at the Church Rooms  Drama productions at the Church Rooms
In the 1960s and 1970s many drama productions took place at the Church Rooms. These four ...... cont.
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 Sunday School Fayre, about 1961  Sunday School Fayre, about 1961
This photograph was taken when Fenella Crockett was opening the Sunday School Fayre in ...... cont.
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 Social events in the Church Rooms, 1960s and 1970s  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.
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 Quorn Methodist Fete - 1969  Quorn Methodist Fete - 1969
Loughborough Monitor - 12th September 1969 Two busy girls at Quorn Methodist's fete at ...... cont.
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 Quorn Brownies, 1960s  Quorn Brownies, 1960s
Quorn Brownies in the 1960s, enjoying a picnic 1 - Lily Callaghan 2 - Mrs ? ...... cont.
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 Retirement of Dr Wykes, Quorn, late 1970s  Retirement of Dr Wykes, Quorn, late 1970s
The retirement of Quorn doctor, Dr Wykes, 1977/78. Left to right: Phyllis Field, Mrs ...... cont.
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 Quorn Guides, 1960s  Quorn Guides, 1960s
Quorn Guides outside on the field at the back of Allen House. Spinney Drive is in the ...... cont.
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 Quorn Towns Women's Guild drama group, 1960s/1970s  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.
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 Quorn Old People's Fellowship outing, probably 1970s  Quorn Old People's Fellowship outing, probably 1970s
Quorn Old People's Fellowship was thriving group in the second half of the twentieth ...... cont.
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 2nd Quorn Scouts 1952  2nd Quorn Scouts 1952
This photograph was taken in the summer of 1952, at the 2nd Quorn Scouts summer camp in ...... cont.
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 Quorn Jubilee celebrations - 1935  Quorn Jubilee celebrations - 1935
Loughborough Echo - 26th April 1935 As the result of a public meeting a large and ...... cont.
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 Retirement of Jack Briers in 1971 - Head of St Bartholomew's Primary School  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.
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 Friends of Markfield Quorn Carnival - 1963  Friends of Markfield Quorn Carnival - 1963
Loughborough Monitor - 21st June 1963 Fancy dress competitors in Quorn Carnival on ...... cont.
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 £130 takings at Quorn Legion Fete - 1963  £130 takings at Quorn Legion Fete - 1963
Loughborough Monitor - 28th June 1963 There was an excellent response to Quorn's ...... cont.
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 Quorn's Jubilee Cash - 1977  Quorn's Jubilee Cash - 1977
Loughborough Echo - 26th August 1977 Quorn's Jubilee Cash The future of £350 that ...... cont.
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 Wright's Children's Christmas Party - 1977  Wright's Children's Christmas Party - 1977
Loughborough Echo - 30th December 1977 About 40 children of employees of Messrs M ...... cont.
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 Parish Supper 1978  Parish Supper 1978
Not a lot is known about this photograph, except that it was a 'Parish Supper' in 1978. ...... cont.
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 Quorn Mother's Union outing, 1984  Quorn Mother's Union outing, 1984
This photograph was taken at the Mother's Union half day outing on 21st June 1984. They ...... cont.
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 Finette Webster, the bakers wife, learning to ride a bicycle!  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.
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 Tea at Quorn Vicarage 1978  Tea at Quorn Vicarage 1978
The Rev Patrick Revell used to invite his regular communicants to the Vicarage on ...... cont.
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 Crowning the Quorn May Queen - 1960  Crowning the Quorn May Queen - 1960
Loughborough Monitor - 10th June 1960 Pictured crowning the May Queen, Miss Doris Anne ...... cont.
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 £400 surplus on Quorn Jubilee activities  £400 surplus on Quorn Jubilee activities
Loughborough Echo - 5th August 1977 Quorn Silver Jubilee Celebrations Committee have ...... cont.
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 Quorn Methodist Fete - 1973  Quorn Methodist Fete - 1973
Loughborough Monitor - 14th September 1973 Quorn Methodist Church annual garden fete ...... cont.
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 Quorn, Mountsorrel and Barrow on Soar Young Conservatives’ Garden Party, June 7th 1952  Quorn, Mountsorrel and Barrow on Soar Young Conservatives’ Garden Party, June 7th 1952
The Loughborough Monitor – June 14th 1952 Square dancing demonstrations and a baby ...... cont.
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 Garden Party at Quorn Court – Young Conservatives, June 7th 1952  Garden Party at Quorn Court – Young Conservatives, June 7th 1952
The Loughborough Echo – June 13th 1952 The Quorn, Mountsorrel and Barrow on Soar ...... cont.
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 New Quorn Scout and Guide HQ - 1963  New Quorn Scout and Guide HQ - 1963
Loughborough Echo - 24th May 1963 New Quorn Scout and Guide HQ An occasion of ...... cont.
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 New Scouts’ HQ opened - 1963  New Scouts’ HQ opened - 1963
New Scouts’ HQ opened - 1963 An occasion of importance for the future of Scouting and ...... cont.
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 Quorn Garden Party – 1963  Quorn Garden Party – 1963
Loughborough Echo – 1st June 1963 Quorn Garden Party Many thought the Church Room ...... cont.
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 Sunday School Outing June 1961  Sunday School Outing June 1961
This photograph was taken in June 1961 at Trentham Gardens, on the St Bartholomew's ...... cont.
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 Quorn Cricket Club - 1977  Quorn Cricket Club - 1977
Loughborough Monitor - 19th August 1977 Pictured before the start of their North ...... cont.
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 Quorn W.I New Year's Eve party - 1974  Quorn W.I New Year's Eve party - 1974
Loughborough Monitor - 17th January 1975 Women's Institute About 50 members ...... cont.
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 Children’s Ball - 1893  Children’s Ball - 1893
Loughborough Herald - 12th January 1893 The second annual children’s ball was held at ...... cont.
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 New Year's Eve parties - 1936  New Year's Eve parties - 1936
Loughborough Echo - January 3rd 1936 The New Year’s party of the Infant Welfare was ...... cont.
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 Quorn Fete - 1925  Quorn Fete - 1925
Loughborough Monitor and Herald - 16th July 1925 At the Quorn Fete on Saturday there ...... cont.
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 VE day parties in Quorn - 1945  VE day parties in Quorn - 1945
Loughborough Echo - 18th May 1945 Last week abounded in Victory teas for children, ...... cont.
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 Wright's children's party - 1972  Wright's children's party - 1972
Loughborough Echo - 14th January 1972 About 40 children had a grand time in the works ...... cont.
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 Murray Rumsey with a Church group  Murray Rumsey with a Church group
The is a photograph of Murray Rumsey with a group from St Bartholomew's Church. Murray ...... cont.
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 Sunday school outing 1952/53  Sunday school outing 1952/53
This is a photograph of St Bartholomew's Sunday School outing to Trentham Gardens in ...... cont.
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 Sunday school Christmas party 1958  Sunday school Christmas party 1958
This is a photograph of St Bartholomew's Sunday school Christmas party in 1958. Can ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's Young People's Fellowship, 1962  St Bartholomew's Young People's Fellowship, 1962
This photograph is St Bartholomew's Church Young People's Fellowship (youth club) in ...... cont.
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 Quorn Townswomen's Guild drama group  Quorn Townswomen's Guild drama group
This photograph is the Quorn Townwomen's Guild drama group. The date is unknown, but it ...... cont.
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 Rex Bloore's party  Rex Bloore's party
Rex Bloore was a Quorn businessman who ran a sucessfull vending machine company and ...... cont.
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 The Halford family  The Halford family
Harry Halford was born in Wysall, Nottinghamshire in December 1893. He moved to Quorn ...... cont.
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 Wright's Christmas Party  Wright's Christmas Party
Wright's elastic and webbing factory has been a major employer in Quorn since the 1800s. ...... cont.
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 Friends on Stafford Orchard in about 1957  Friends on Stafford Orchard in about 1957
Back row L-R Janie Shaw, Audrey Jollands, Mary Thompson, Janet Blencowe, Judith ...... cont.
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 Jubilee celebrations 1977 - preparing the refreshments  Jubilee celebrations 1977 - preparing the refreshments
There was a huge celebration on Stafford Orchard for the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977. ...... cont.
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 Jubilee celebrations 1977 - preparing the refreshments  Jubilee celebrations 1977 - preparing the refreshments
There was a huge celebration on Stafford Orchard for the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977. ...... cont.
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 Jubilee celebrations 1977 - Stafford Orchard  Jubilee celebrations 1977 - Stafford Orchard
On the day of the Jubilee celebrations, the weather was cool and showery. In the morning ...... cont.
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 Jubilee celebrations 1977 - Stafford Orchard  Jubilee celebrations 1977 - Stafford Orchard
This is photograph of the Jubilee parade at Quorn Cross. The floats etc were led by David ...... cont.
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 Jubilee celebrations 1977 - Organising the events  Jubilee celebrations 1977 - Organising the events
This document records a meeting in April 1977 when preparations for the Queen's Silver ...... cont.
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 Quorn Old People's Fellowship outing, 1950s or 1960s  Quorn Old People's Fellowship outing, 1950s or 1960s
Quorn Old People's Fellowship was a very active group until it sadly folded in ...... cont.
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 Quorn House, Meeting Street, Silver Jubilee Garden Party 1977  Quorn House, Meeting Street, Silver Jubilee Garden Party 1977
As part of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations, on Friday 22nd July 1977, a garden ...... cont.
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 Princess Chrysanthemum, St Bart’s Primary School Production 1959  Princess Chrysanthemum, St Bart’s Primary School Production 1959
Loughborough Monitor - 27th March 1959 Quorn children scored in brilliant ...... cont.
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