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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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 Flood of 1932  Flood of 1932
This is one of three photographs found in the Leicester Record Office showing the severe ...... cont.
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 Parish Council warned - ‘River Soar may change course’ - 1953  Parish Council warned - ‘River Soar may change course’ - 1953
Loughborough Monitor - 10th April 1953 Parish Council Meeting In not many years’ ...... cont.
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 Quorn Floods in 1939  Quorn Floods in 1939
Loughborough Echo - 27th January 1939 The recent snow and rain seem likely to bring ...... cont.
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 Quorn floods of 1882  Quorn floods of 1882
Birmingham Daily Post - 6th June 1882 Floods in Leicestershire During the past three ...... cont.
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 Quorn and District floods of 1948  Quorn and District floods of 1948
Loughborough Echo - 12th November 1948 SOAR VALLEY FLOODS Many Roads ...... cont.
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 Quorn flood of 1901  Quorn flood of 1901
Extract from Parish Magazine - January 1901 The floods which closed the old year and ...... cont.
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 Parish Council  Parish Council
Loughborough Monitor - 16th May 1969 Quorn Parish Council are becoming increasingly ...... cont.
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 Quorn Floods 1977  Quorn Floods 1977
Loughborough Echo - 4th March 1977 Quorn Cross, which is a well-known danger point ...... cont.
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 Floods on Barrow Road  Floods on Barrow Road
Taken in 1951, the slightly raised level (where the motorcyclist is) is the location of ...... cont.
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 Floods on Station Road 1920s  Floods on Station Road 1920s
Judging by the clothes, this photograph was taken in the 1920s outside Facer's shop. One ...... cont.
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 The Floods of 1901  The Floods of 1901
Extract from Parish Magazine, January 1901 The floods which closed the old year and ...... cont.
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 Floods follow the thaw 1962  Floods follow the thaw 1962
Loughborough Echo - January 12th 1962 Photograph 1 shows a car in trouble on the road ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road in flood 1933  Leicester Road in flood 1933
Two similar images of Leicester Road in flood. Taken from the property to the left of the ...... cont.
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 Shops on Leicester Road, Quorn, during floods  Shops on Leicester Road, Quorn, during floods
A photo looking towards Quorn Cross showing the Tea Shop on Leicester Road and the row of ...... cont.
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 Floods on Loughborough Road, Quorn  Floods on Loughborough Road, Quorn
Severe flooding on the Quorn to Loughborough road causes problems for traffic. c1918
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 After the snow came the floods  After the snow came the floods
Loughborough Monitor - 20th March 1947 At Quorn, Mr A W Hincks, landlord of the "White ...... cont.
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 Quorn Parish Council 1947  Quorn Parish Council 1947
Loughborough Monitor - 9th January 1947 In response to complaints about flooding in ...... cont.
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 Stream from Tom Long's Meadow, Quorn  Stream from Tom Long's Meadow, Quorn
Builders break into the culvert carrying the stream from Tom Long's Meadow into Quorn ...... cont.
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 The great flood at Quorn - July 21st 1875  The great flood at Quorn - July 21st 1875
Notes by C Murray Rumsey A Mountsorrel Pepys Discovery of old diary Diaries can ...... cont.
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 Floods on Station Road, Quorn 1922  Floods on Station Road, Quorn 1922
Station Road flooded in August 1922. Note the railings of Black Green on the left. The ...... cont.
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 Children on School Lane causeway  Children on School Lane causeway
Children on causeway looking from School Lane towards the river c1920s. The granite wall ...... cont.
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 The Green in flood  The Green in flood
Note the lock up to the left and Wright's factory in the distance. This view has been ...... cont.
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 Soar-side cottages on Soar Road  Soar-side cottages on Soar Road
Built on a stone plinth, with steps probably to keep them above flood level, these ...... cont.
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 River Soar  River Soar
The river at Soar Road, Quorn about 1960. During the 1930's and 40's village children ...... cont.
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 Floods at Quorn Cross and Station Road  Floods at Quorn Cross and Station Road
Date unknown, however, there was substantial flooding in 1922 and 1932 which led to ...... cont.
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