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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.


 Thomas Cradock of Quorn Court  Thomas Cradock of Quorn Court
Thomas Cradock was born in Loughborough in 1795. He married Mary Octavia Grover (known as ...... cont.
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 Memories of life in Quorn, by Arthur Long  Memories of life in Quorn, by Arthur Long
Tom Long’s name is known by most people in Quorn because of Tom Long’s Meadow, which lies ...... cont.
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 James Henry Pell, 75 Meeting Street, Quorn  James Henry Pell, 75 Meeting Street, Quorn
The Pell family were in Quorn from the 1890s and James Henry Pell arrived with his ...... cont.
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 Grace Wesley, former Quorn Rawlins pupil, marriage 1924  Grace Wesley, former Quorn Rawlins pupil, marriage 1924
Grace Wesley was a pupil at Rawlins Grammar School from 1908 to 1912, and afterwards she ...... cont.
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 Video - Tom Long haymaking in his meadow, 1960s  Video - Tom Long haymaking in his meadow, 1960s
This converted cine film shows Tom Long making hay in his meadow in the early 1960s. The ...... cont.
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 The Parkinson family – Baptists in Quorn  The Parkinson family – Baptists in Quorn
William Parkinson starting farming in Quorn in 1757, and his brother Robert came to live ...... cont.
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 Silhouettes – Farnham family, Quorn  Silhouettes – Farnham family, Quorn
These three silhouettes are about 5 inches (13 cm) tall and are members of the ancient ...... cont.
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 Mizpah brooch – Arthur and Doris Green, WW2  Mizpah brooch – Arthur and Doris Green, WW2
Arthur Green from Quorn and Doris Ada Crowsley from Bedford, would never have met had it ...... 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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 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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 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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 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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 Quorn lads! 1950s  Quorn lads! 1950s
George Gartshore from Mansfield Street has provided these great photographs of some of ...... cont.
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 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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 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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 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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 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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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Total: 769 artefacts returned over 31 pages


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