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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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 Floods on Leicester Road, 1960s  Floods on Leicester Road, 1960s
This photograph is taken looking up towards the Cross on Leicester Road. Wakerley Court ...... cont.
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 Floods on Leicester Road, early 1970s  Floods on Leicester Road, early 1970s
These pictures are taken at Quorn Cross, on Leicester Road in the early 1970s, showing ...... cont.
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 Floods at Quorn Cross, early 1970s  Floods at Quorn Cross, early 1970s
These photographs were taken by Richard Thompson during floods in the early 1970s.
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 Floods on Station Road, early 1970s  Floods on Station Road, early 1970s
These two pictures of Station Road during the floods, were taken by Richard Thompson, who ...... cont.
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 Floods on Stafford Orchard, early 1970s  Floods on Stafford Orchard, early 1970s
This view from the early 1970s is taken from what is now the Station Road car park, ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road floods in the 1920s  Leicester Road floods in the 1920s
Sitting on the back of a Morgan! Leicester Road floods in the 1920s
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 Flood 1960  Flood 1960
Station Road under water in December 1960
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 Boy Scouts' Narrow Escape - camp flooded in early morning hours.  Boy Scouts' Narrow Escape - camp flooded in early morning hours.
Loughborough Monitor and Herald - August 10th 1922 The district around Quorn and ...... cont.
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 Life goes on during the floods  Life goes on during the floods
This photograph is taken looking up Station Road towards the cross and the Royal Oak. Mr ...... cont.
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 Floods in the Early 1980s  Floods in the Early 1980s
This photograph shows Ruth Iley from Farnham Street (in her twenties), standing outside ...... cont.
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 Floods in the Early 1980s  Floods in the Early 1980s
Despite flood prevention measures, prolonged heavy rain in the 1980s still caused ...... cont.
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 Quorndon Parish Council, monthly meeting April 1963  Quorndon Parish Council, monthly meeting April 1963
Loughborough Monitor - 12th April 1963 Quorn Parish Council decided at its monthly ...... cont.
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 Heavy flooding in the Loughborough District - 1960  Heavy flooding in the Loughborough District - 1960
Loughborough Echo - 9th December 1960 At Quorn on Saturday night a double-decker bus ...... cont.
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 Flood of 1932  Flood of 1932
1932 must have been a bad year for flooding. We found several photographs in the ...... cont.
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 Flood of 1932  Flood of 1932
Although not of a good quality, Leicester Record Office has photographs of a severe flood ...... cont.
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Total: 56 artefacts returned over 3 pages


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