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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.


 1935 Silver Jubilee Seat petition  1935 Silver Jubilee Seat petition
In May 1935, King George V and Queen Mary Silver Jubilee was celebrated in Quorn with ...... cont.
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 Quorndon Coronation Celebrations Minute Book 1936/7  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.
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 Darts in Quorn and the Quorn Charity Darts League  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.
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 Gartshore family, summer fete, Stafford Orchard, 1960s  Gartshore family, summer fete, Stafford Orchard, 1960s
A summer fete on Stafford Orchard in the 1960s, with George and Olive Gartshore and their ...... cont.
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 Quorn Village Hall – ‘Nurseryrhymia’ Christmas Show 1908  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.
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 Quorn Golden Jubilee Celebrations, May 2002  Quorn Golden Jubilee Celebrations, May 2002
The Quorndon Magazine had reported that for the 4th year running, the sun shone on the ...... cont.
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 HMS Quorn  HMS Quorn
Three ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Quorn as part of the ‘Hunt Class’. ...... cont.
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 M Wright and Sons, Quorn - Centenary Celebration, 1960 - Programme  M Wright and Sons, Quorn - Centenary Celebration, 1960 - Programme
M Wright and Sons, elastic webbing manufacturers, started in Leicester in 1860 and moved ...... cont.
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 Friends of Markfield – Quorn Gala Day Football Tournament  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.
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 Quorn Village Event, early/mid 1950s  Quorn Village Event, early/mid 1950s
A village event in the early/mid 1950s. The gentleman holding the darts aloft is former ...... cont.
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 Dedication of Lime Trees, Quorn, May 1952  Dedication of Lime Trees, Quorn, May 1952
In May 1952 Quorn dedicated an avenue of lime trees in Stafford Orchard, planted in ...... cont.
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 Quorn Ladies in Skegness, 1953  Quorn Ladies in Skegness, 1953
Four Quorn ladies enjoying the sunshine in ‘Skeggie’, in coronation year 1953. Only ...... cont.
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 William Freer born 1830 in Quorn, died 17th February 1887, Denbighshire  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.
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 The Mill House pub, Quorn, ladies darts team, October 1947  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.
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 Quorn Brownies, early/mid 1960s  Quorn Brownies, early/mid 1960s
Quorn Brownies in the early/mid 1960. Can anyone provide any more names? Names: 5- ...... cont.
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 Quorn Brownies and Guides, late 1950s  Quorn Brownies and Guides, late 1950s
As detailed in cont.
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 Daphne Oxenford with Quorn Brownies, 1958  Daphne Oxenford with Quorn Brownies, 1958
Many people will remember Daphne Oxenford as a well known presenter of ‘Listen with ...... cont.
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 Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1963  Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1963
Who remembers this play equipment on Stafford Orchard (Quorn’s park) in the 1960s? When ...... cont.
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 Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1950s  Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1950s
Three girls in Quorn’s park (Stafford Orchard) in the 1950s. The girl on the left is ...... cont.
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 Stafford Orchard, Quorn, about 1984  Stafford Orchard, Quorn, about 1984
The young girl in these photograph is Lynda Bradshaw. In the mid 1980s, Lynda was nanny ...... cont.
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 Firework Danger! – from 1892  Firework Danger! – from 1892
Saturday the 5th November 1892 saw a dreadful accident in Quorn, outside the shops on ...... cont.
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 Quorn Wakes on the Green, 1950s  Quorn Wakes on the Green, 1950s
For many years the annual Quorn Wakes (fair), was held on Quorn Village Green, which is ...... cont.
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 Recreation Ground for Quorn, April 1914  Recreation Ground for Quorn, April 1914
Melton Mowbray Mercury and Oakham and Uppingham News - Thursday 2nd April ...... cont.
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 A history of the Church Rooms written in 1979  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.
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 Church Room fundraising fete, June 1929  Church Room fundraising fete, June 1929
In 1922 a committee was formed to raise funds for the building of a Church Room. Several ...... cont.
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Total: 288 artefacts returned over 12 pages


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