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 6 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.