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Quorn Floods

Apart from the Hunt, Quorn was well-known for its spectacular floods. Fortunately modern engineering has solved this dangerous inconvenience to a large extent. In this section you can view photographs of the village under water and read about the Great Flood of 1875 when a man lost his life in the grounds of White Horse.


 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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 Soar Valley News, April 1977  Soar Valley News, April 1977
The Soar Valley News was a four page, black and white community newspaper/newsletter type ...... cont.
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 A tragic accident during the Quorn floods of 1875  A tragic accident during the Quorn floods of 1875
1875 saw some of the worst floods in Quorn for many years. The newspapers recorded the ...... cont.
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 Floods around the White Horse pub, Quorn, 1986  Floods around the White Horse pub, Quorn, 1986
The first photograph was taken during the floods of 1986, looking up Meeting Street, ...... cont.
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 Floods on Station Road, probably 1947  Floods on Station Road, probably 1947
The gabled building behind the lorry is the White Horse pub, on the corner of Station ...... cont.
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 Floods at Quorn Cross in the 1950s or 1960s.  Floods at Quorn Cross in the 1950s or 1960s.
Flooding at Quorn Cross was a regular occurrence until flood prevention measures were ...... cont.
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 Quorn Cross in the floods  Quorn Cross in the floods
It is not certain in which year this photograph was taken, but it looks like the 1950s or ...... cont.
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 Harry and Ada Yeomans - floods on Leicester Road in 1960  Harry and Ada Yeomans - floods on Leicester Road in 1960
The top photograph was taken during floods in the 1960s and appeared in the Leicester ...... cont.
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 Otter's Post Office and grocery store in the floods  Otter's Post Office and grocery store in the floods
This photograph shows Quorn Cross during some heavy flooding. Otter's took over from ...... cont.
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 Mill House Inn, Leicester Road during floods in the 1920s  Mill House Inn, Leicester Road during floods in the 1920s
The Mill House Inn used to be on Leicester Road, abutting what are now Wright's factory ...... cont.
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Total: 56 artefacts returned over 6 pages


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