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Quorn Families and People

Apart from the famous local names such as Farnham, Warner, Cradock and Firr; this site has plenty of interesting snippets concerning village folk. You can also use the search box on the upper right hand side to look for a family surname which interests you. We would like to expand this section, so if you can supply information about your family in Quorn, we would be pleased to publish it here.


 Quorn folk, late 1940s/early 1950s  Quorn folk, late 1940s/early 1950s
In the 1940s George Gartshore, who now lives on Mansfield Street (2019) bought himself a ...... cont.
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 Quorn lads! 1950s  Quorn lads! 1950s
George Gartshore from Mansfield Street has provided these great photographs of some of ...... cont.
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 Fancy dress on Quorn Village Green  Fancy dress on Quorn Village Green
Fancy dress on Quorn Village Green (now the car park), about 1966. Left to right: ...... cont.
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 George and Olive Gartshore and their family – early 1940s  George and Olive Gartshore and their family – early 1940s
The Gartshores first came to Quorn around 1860 when George Gartshore (born 1830) became a ...... cont.
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 George Harry Gartshore on Gambles premises, Meeting Street, early 1940s  George Harry Gartshore on Gambles premises, Meeting Street, early 1940s
George Harry Gartshore was a grandson of the famous George Gartshore who was a farrier to ...... cont.
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 Home Farm and the Pepper Family  Home Farm and the Pepper Family
Life in Quorn was very different in the 1900s, with many more farms in the village. One ...... cont.
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 A prince that lived in Quorn!  A prince that lived in Quorn!
During the 1930s Sardar Taj Mohamed Khan Odho, a young Indian prince lived on Chaveney ...... 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 names? Names: 16 - ...... 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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 Quorn Brownies and Guides, late 1950s  Quorn Brownies and Guides, late 1950s
As detailed in cont.
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 Quorn Hall students Christmas party, early 1970s  Quorn Hall students Christmas party, early 1970s
Elsie Bishop was born (as Elsie Lovett) in Quorn in 1912. She married her husband Roy in ...... cont.
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 Frank Ockenden’s Wedding, Quorn, 1958.  Frank Ockenden’s Wedding, Quorn, 1958.
Elsie Bishop was born (as Elsie Lovett) in Quorn in 1912. She married her husband Roy in ...... cont.
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 Quorn lads, Quorn Cross 1912  Quorn lads, Quorn Cross 1912
This postcard was sent in 1912 by 14 year old Richard Rudston Langrish, to his mother, ...... cont.
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 Roy and Elsie Bishop, Quorn family photographs 1940s  Roy and Elsie Bishop, Quorn family photographs 1940s
These photographs are from the family album of Elsie Bishop who used to live on Nursery ...... 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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 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, 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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 Ploughing prize, 1848, William Sarson, Quorn  Ploughing prize, 1848, William Sarson, Quorn
The wording on this impressive tankard says: “1st PRIZE for Ploughing Presented by ...... cont.
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 Silver rose bowl, presented to George White of Quorn, 1919  Silver rose bowl, presented to George White of Quorn, 1919
George White was a very well-known Quorn figure. His main job was a solicitor’s clerk at ...... cont.
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 Jackie Mann – Quorn farmer, Soar Road, early 1900s  Jackie Mann – Quorn farmer, Soar Road, early 1900s
John Mann, or Jackie as he was known, was born in Barrow upon Soar in 1854. On 12th ...... cont.
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 Gladys and Inis Rumsby, Church Lane, Quorn, 1909  Gladys and Inis Rumsby, Church Lane, Quorn, 1909
These photographs were taken in about 1909 and the two young girls are twins, Gladys and ...... cont.
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 Charles Tomblin – killed near Quorn Station, September 1936  Charles Tomblin – killed near Quorn Station, September 1936
Charles Tomblin was born in Barrowden in Rutland on 14th April 1871, one of five ...... cont.
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 Lloyd Eric Tomlyn, 1928 to 2016 – Memories of Quorn  Lloyd Eric Tomlyn, 1928 to 2016 – Memories of Quorn
Lloyd Eric Tomlyn was born in Mountsorrel in 1928, the son of Eric Dudley Ernest Tomlyn ...... cont.
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 Harvest at Home Farm, Quorn, early 1900s  Harvest at Home Farm, Quorn, early 1900s
Thomas Pepper was born in 1883 in Long Whatton. He was married twice and had six children ...... cont.
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 Quorn Primary School teachers - 1973  Quorn Primary School teachers - 1973
The teachers at Quorn Primary School on the School Lane site, just before the school ...... cont.
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 Peter Preston 1938 to 2018 – Quorn boy edits the Guardian  Peter Preston 1938 to 2018 – Quorn boy edits the Guardian
Peter Preston was born in 1938 and died on 6th January 2018. He was editor of The ...... cont.
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 A wartime wedding in Quorn, 1945  A wartime wedding in Quorn, 1945
This is thought to be the the wedding of Barbara Spoor from Soar Road in Quorn, to ...... cont.
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 Death of Mrs Farnham - Funeral Quorn  Death of Mrs Farnham - Funeral Quorn
Leicester Daily Mercury - Saturday 14th October 1911 The death is announced of Mrs E B ...... 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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 Wright's Factory, weaving room 1923/24  Wright's Factory, weaving room 1923/24
One of the elastic weaving rooms at Wright's factory, Quorn in 1923 or 1924. The ...... cont.
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 Tommy Allen 1911 to 1996  Tommy Allen 1911 to 1996
Tommy Allen was born in 1911 and lived in Quorn all his life. He followed his father by ...... cont.
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 Eva and James Pell, 75 Meeting Street  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.
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 Quorn sampler, Elizabeth Winsley Power 1853  Quorn sampler, Elizabeth Winsley Power 1853
Whilst we may think that many girls and young women made samplers in the 18th and 19th ...... cont.
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 Quorn ladies outing, 1950s?  Quorn ladies outing, 1950s?
Little is known about this photograph, other than it is Quorn ladies group enjoying an ...... cont.
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 Royal Oak, Quorn in the floods, early 1930s  Royal Oak, Quorn in the floods, early 1930s
This photograph was taken in the floods at Quorn Cross/Meeting Street, by the Royal Oak ...... cont.
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 Quorn Cricket Club, 2nd XI, 1910  Quorn Cricket Club, 2nd XI, 1910
The names that accompanied the photograph are given below. Left to right: Back row: W ...... cont.
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 W E Cooke - A Cottage Yard at Quorn, in colour  W E Cooke - A Cottage Yard at Quorn, in colour
This picture, 'A Cottage Yard at Quorn', was by Quorn artist W E Cooke, but this version ...... cont.
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 William Edward Hallam 1898 to 1984  William Edward Hallam 1898 to 1984
William Hallam lived in Quorn at 32 Wood Lane, all his life. He fought in WW1 and was ...... cont.
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 Alice Mabel Hallam 1897 to 1989  Alice Mabel Hallam 1897 to 1989
Alice Hallam lived in Quorn at 32 Wood Lane, all her life. She never married having lost ...... cont.
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 WW1 Postcard from Quorn  WW1 Postcard from Quorn
This postcard was sent by Alice Hallam to her brother William, when he was on the Western ...... cont.
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 Sam and Eliza Hallam, Quorn, 1900  Sam and Eliza Hallam, Quorn, 1900
Sam Hallam in this photograph was born in Leicester, but came to Quorn with his family ...... cont.
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 William Wilders – Carrier of Quorn  William Wilders – Carrier of Quorn
William Wilders was born in Quorn in 1838 and died in 1893. We are lucky to have this ...... cont.
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 Joe Burton enjoys a pint!  Joe Burton enjoys a pint!
Joe Burton was a well-known Quorn character, having fought in the Zulu War, the Boer War, ...... cont.
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 W E Cooke - A cottage at Quorn  W E Cooke - A cottage at Quorn
This picture was by Quorn artist W E Cooke and appeared on the title page of his first ...... cont.
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 W E Cooke - A Cottage Yard at Quorn  W E Cooke - A Cottage Yard at Quorn
This picture, 'A Cottage Yard at Quorn', was by Quorn artist W E Cooke and appeared in ...... cont.
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 William Harris Inglesant, Quorn, died 1912 aged 101  William Harris Inglesant, Quorn, died 1912 aged 101
This article about the life of William Harris Inglesant appeared in the Quorndon Magazine ...... cont.
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 Quorn Building Society  Quorn Building Society
Quorn Building Society, or as it was originally known, the Quorndon and Neighbourhood ...... cont.
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 Farnham family Victorian livery buttons  Farnham family Victorian livery buttons
Upper class Families in Victorian Britain would have employed many servants, and the ...... cont.
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 Jack Farnham (1890 to 1930)  Jack Farnham (1890 to 1930)
John Adrian George Farnham, known as Jack, was born in Quorn on 5th March 1890. He was ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew’s Primary School, summer 1951  St Bartholomew’s Primary School, summer 1951
Back row, left to right: Teacher probably Miss Bradshaw, then, probably Denise Gretton, ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew’s Primary School football team, about 1955  St Bartholomew’s Primary School football team, about 1955
When St Bartholomew’s Primary School was located on School Lane, they did not have their ...... 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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 St Barts Primary School football team, 1957-58  St Barts Primary School football team, 1957-58
St Bartholomew’s Primary School under 11s football team, 1957-58 – Cup and league ...... cont.
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 A wedding in Quorn, 1952  A wedding in Quorn, 1952
Loughborough Monitor, Friday 17th October 1952 Cinema staff saw the bride Women ...... 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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 Deer roaming around the White Horse in Quorn! 1988  Deer roaming around the White Horse in Quorn! 1988
During road works near the White Horse pub in Quorn in 1988, ancient deer bones were ...... cont.
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 The Wardle family, Farnham Street, Quorn  The Wardle family, Farnham Street, Quorn
Following on from artefact 1934, we have four more photographs relating to the Wardle ...... cont.
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 65 Loughborough Road, Quorn  65 Loughborough Road, Quorn
For many years 65 Loughborough Road marked the extent of housing development in Quorn on ...... cont.
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 Herbert Wardle, Farnham Street, Quorn  Herbert Wardle, Farnham Street, Quorn
The Wardle family lived at 27 Farnham Street, Quorn, from about 1919 to the 1940s. ...... cont.
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 Quorn in WW2 – The girls who listened  Quorn in WW2 – The girls who listened
Beaumanor Hall at Old Woodhouse was one of the largest Y stations, or listening stations ...... cont.
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 A Quorn boxer, managed by Tiger Allen, 1930s  A Quorn boxer, managed by Tiger Allen, 1930s
This unusual studio photograph shows a boxer with the initials TS. The reverse of the ...... cont.
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 A History of 27 Meeting Street, Quorn  A History of 27 Meeting Street, Quorn
27 Meeting Street is one of the oldest properties in Quorn, and this article about the ...... cont.
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 Quorn Mills Bowls Club, post 1931  Quorn Mills Bowls Club, post 1931
This photograph of Quorn Mills Bowls Club has been sent to the museum team by Pam ...... cont.
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 1834 letter from Ann Carter, Quorn, to the Mayor of New York  1834 letter from Ann Carter, Quorn, to the Mayor of New York
In 2015 a letter came up for sale which was written in 1834 by 43 year old Ann Carter ...... cont.
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 Thomas Rawlins Grammar School, Quorn, Senior Speech Day November 1964  Thomas Rawlins Grammar School, Quorn, Senior Speech Day November 1964
Below is the Senior School Speech Day programme for Rawlins in November 1964. It was ...... cont.
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 Vena Grain, 1895 to 1989. Oral history interview from 1985  Vena Grain, 1895 to 1989. Oral history interview from 1985
Vena Grain was born in Leicester on 21st February 1895, and the family moved to Quorn in ...... cont.
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 A brief history of Soar House, Soar Road, Quorn  A brief history of Soar House, Soar Road, Quorn
Soar House is situated on Soar Road in Quorn. Many of the large houses in the village ...... 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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 The death of Joseph Adcock, Quorn 1867  The death of Joseph Adcock, Quorn 1867
Joseph Bexton Adcock was born in Quorn in 1827, and died on 27th December 1867 from ...... cont.
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 Press Cutting, 6th May 1955 - Quorn Bowlers Open the Season  Press Cutting, 6th May 1955 - Quorn Bowlers Open the Season
The first wood of the new season is sent down on a Quorn green. The scene is Quorn Mills ...... cont.
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 Quorn Grammar School (Rawlins) Admissions Register, 1900 to 1914  Quorn Grammar School (Rawlins) Admissions Register, 1900 to 1914
Rawlins School Admissions Register from September 1900 to September 1914, contains 242 ...... cont.
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 Meeting Street, Quorn  Meeting Street, Quorn
As the years go by and as Quorn Village On-line Museum continues to grow, it becomes ...... cont.
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 The Farnham Monuments: Myths, Legends and Family Fables  The Farnham Monuments: Myths, Legends and Family Fables
This research was carried out by Moira Ackers from Loughborough, and published by The ...... 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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 Video: Wrights - Weaving Narrow Fabrics in Quorn since 1860  Video: Wrights - Weaving Narrow Fabrics in Quorn since 1860
Wrights factory has been in Quorn since the 1860s and continues to thrive today. This ...... cont.
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 Letter from Henry Balguy, from boarding school at Quorn, September 1835  Letter from Henry Balguy, from boarding school at Quorn, September 1835
During the 19th century there were many private schools in Quorn. Sometimes they would ...... cont.
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 Quorn photograph taken between 1905 and 1910  Quorn photograph taken between 1905 and 1910
This photograph was taken by William Shuttlewood in Quorn between 1905 and 1910. ...... cont.
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 Jack and Doris Newton from Quorn  Jack and Doris Newton from Quorn
These photographs taken in 1922 are of John Aaron Newton (Jacko') and Doris Miriam ...... cont.
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 Two photographs from Quorn in WW2  Two photographs from Quorn in WW2
These two photographs were taken during WW2 in 1942, in the back garden of 7 Mansfield ...... cont.
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 W E Cooke – A Quorn artist, 1843 to 1916  W E Cooke – A Quorn artist, 1843 to 1916
William Edward Cooke was a professional artist and art teacher. He was born in Derby in ...... cont.
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 Picture by W E Cooke – Farm Yard at Quorndon  Picture by W E Cooke – Farm Yard at Quorndon
The exact location of this farmyard is unfortunately not known, although it is in Quorn ...... cont.
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 Picture by W E Cooke – Coal Wharf, 1879  Picture by W E Cooke – Coal Wharf, 1879
This picture of the Coal Wharf on Soar Road in Quorn, was drawn in 1879 by local ...... cont.
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 Sampler – Rosanna Goulding, Quorndon, 1884  Sampler – Rosanna Goulding, Quorndon, 1884
This article appeared in the spring edition of The Quorndon magazine in 2015. It tells ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's National School, 1908/1909  St Bartholomew's National School, 1908/1909
Very little was known about this photograph until artefact 1881 came to light. It shows ...... 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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 Sampler – Rosanna Goulding, Quorndon, 1884  Sampler – Rosanna Goulding, Quorndon, 1884
One of the most amazing pieces of Quorn history! This intricately stitched sampler was ...... cont.
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 Quorn Wood Tragedy - Gamekeeper found shot - March 1917  Quorn Wood Tragedy - Gamekeeper found shot - March 1917
Loughborough Herald - March 15th 1917 A sad tragedy was discovered in Quorn Wood on ...... cont.
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 Sudden Death at Quorn Adult School - April 1905  Sudden Death at Quorn Adult School - April 1905
Loughborough Herald - 13th April 1905 On Sunday morning, shortly after the opening of ...... cont.
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 Food production from allotments and rabbits - WW1  Food production from allotments and rabbits - WW1
The two newspaper cuttings below reflect the efforts being made in Quorn during WW1, to ...... 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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 Dress show by Quorn Institute pupils, April 1958  Dress show by Quorn Institute pupils, April 1958
Loughborough Echo - 11th April 1958 Outstanding dress show by Quorn Institute ...... cont.
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 Funeral of Mrs Eliza Hallam - March 1934  Funeral of Mrs Eliza Hallam - March 1934
Loughborough Echo - 23rd March 1934 The funeral of Mrs Eliza Ann Hallam who died on ...... cont.
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 Death of Quorn tradesman - May 1934  Death of Quorn tradesman - May 1934
Loughborough Echo - 25th May 1934 The death occurred in Loughborough Hospital on ...... cont.
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 Presentation at the White Horse to Mr and Mrs Hincks  Presentation at the White Horse to Mr and Mrs Hincks
Mr and Mrs Hincks were the landlord and landlady of the White Horse pub in the 1940s and ...... cont.
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 Walter Giles – Leaving Quorn Station, WW1  Walter Giles – Leaving Quorn Station, WW1
Walter Giles was born in Quorn in 1888. During WW1 he was a signaller and fought in the ...... cont.
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 Quorn Cricket Club, 1966  Quorn Cricket Club, 1966
This photograph of Quorn Cricket Club was taken in 1966. Top row (standing), left to ...... cont.
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 Quorn Rawlins sports day, about 1907  Quorn Rawlins sports day, about 1907
This photograph was taken at Quorn Rawlins School sports day around 1907. It was in a ...... cont.
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 Men from Quorn who died in WW1, 1914 to 1919 - Details  Men from Quorn who died in WW1, 1914 to 1919 - Details
The PDF document attached to this item provides the details, as listed below, for the 78 ...... cont.
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Total: 761 artefacts returned over 8 pages


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