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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.


 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
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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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 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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 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 the wedding of Barbara Spoor from Soar Road in Quorn, to William Murray (an ...... 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 ...... 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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 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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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Total: 768 artefacts returned over 16 pages


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