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Quorn Local Government and Public Health

Here we can trace the history of local government in the village. We have subsections on the Local Board, which surprising for a relatively small village, evolved into an Urban District Council and which ultimately in 1936 became the Parish Council. The information is primarily taken from newspaper sources instead of minutes as the papers tended to report on the more interesting aspects of the meetings.

Public health was a matter of great concern for our forefathers and we can read with the benefit of a modern understanding of basic hygiene, the horrors of frequent infant mortality due to the recurring infectious diseases, often caused by terrible sanitary conditions.


 Quorn UDC horse and cart  Quorn UDC horse and cart
This photograph was taken in the early 1900s and is an picture that the team have never ...... cont.
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 List of Parish Constables – Quorn 1784 to 1835  List of Parish Constables – Quorn 1784 to 1835
This list was taken from the Quorndon Vestry Meeting minute book. Vestry Meetings were an ...... cont.
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 List of Overseers of the Poor – Quorn 1801 to 1879  List of Overseers of the Poor – Quorn 1801 to 1879
This list was taken from the Quorndon Vestry Meeting minute book. Vestry Meetings were an ...... cont.
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 Urban District Council Election - 1896  Urban District Council Election - 1896
Loughborough Herald - 26th March 1896 Mr George White, the returning officer, received ...... cont.
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 Urban District Council - Stafford Orchard, conditions of sale - 1918  Urban District Council - Stafford Orchard, conditions of sale - 1918
Loughborough Herald - 7th November 1918 A meeting of this Council was held at the ...... cont.
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 Urban District Council meeting - September 1915  Urban District Council meeting - September 1915
The reports of the UDC meetings offer us an insight as to how life on the home front ...... cont.
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 Medical Report - 1926  Medical Report - 1926
Loughborough Echo - 17th September 1926 A special meeting of the Quorn Urban ...... cont.
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 Retirement of Dr Wykes, Quorn, late 1970s  Retirement of Dr Wykes, Quorn, late 1970s
The retirement of Quorn doctor, Dr Wykes, 1977/78. Left to right: Phyllis Field, Mrs ...... cont.
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 The Old Lock-up  The Old Lock-up
These photographs were taken in the early 1960s, around the time that the public toilets ...... cont.
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 Rawlins snogging row called storm in a teacup  Rawlins snogging row called storm in a teacup
Loughborough Monitor - 5th November 1971 Allegations that Rawlins school pupils are ...... cont.
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 Quorn's Jubilee Cash - 1977  Quorn's Jubilee Cash - 1977
Loughborough Echo - 26th August 1977 Quorn's Jubilee Cash The future of £350 that ...... cont.
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 Quorn's 'Monument' to close - 1963  Quorn's 'Monument' to close - 1963
This newspaper article documents the closing of the notorious public loos which were ...... cont.
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 Post War reconstruction - 1944  Post War reconstruction - 1944
Loughborough Echo - 7th January 1944 Quorn Parish Council - Post-war houses site ...... cont.
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 Quorn Gas Works 1960s  Quorn Gas Works 1960s
Quorn Gas Works on Leicester Road (where The Brinks is now), finished producing gas in ...... cont.
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 Quorn Gas Works - Early Days  Quorn Gas Works - Early Days
Today, most of us like to think of Quorn as a large, but rural village. However in the ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road, The Gas House - then and now  Leicester Road, The Gas House - then and now
The older picture was taken on Leicester Road in the 1930s. It is looking up from what is ...... cont.
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 Quorn by-pass stops business and housing plans inquiry told - 1960  Quorn by-pass stops business and housing plans inquiry told - 1960
Loughborough Monitor - December 9th 1960 Uncertainty about a proposed by-pass at ...... cont.
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 Quorn land is 'unsuitable' for housing, say planners - 1960  Quorn land is 'unsuitable' for housing, say planners - 1960
Here are an interesting couple of newspaper articles commenting on the refusal of ...... cont.
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 Quorndon Association for the Prosecution of Felons  Quorndon Association for the Prosecution of Felons
During the 1700s, there was no police force and it was victims and private individuals ...... cont.
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 Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass Options  Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass Options
This document was used to set out the two options for the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley ...... cont.
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 Quorn Fire Service - The Town Fire Engine in 1862  Quorn Fire Service - The Town Fire Engine in 1862
These notes were provided by Don Wix. They were gathered as part of the research for ...... cont.
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 Quorn Fire Service - Copies of notes made by J Ward from manuscripts lent by Mr D Hack  Quorn Fire Service - Copies of notes made by J Ward from manuscripts lent by Mr D Hack
These notes were provided by Don Wix. They were gathered as part of the research for ...... cont.
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 Quorn National Fire Service  Quorn National Fire Service
The Quorn National Fire Service pictured outside The White Horse. This photograph is ...... cont.
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 Professor D. C. Freshwater  Professor D. C. Freshwater
Leicester Graphic - February 1973 Professor Freshwater has been head of the department ...... cont.
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 Quorn Parish Council  Quorn Parish Council
Loughborough Echo 4th December 1936 The monthly meeting of the Quorn Parish Council ...... cont.
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 Quorn takes Loughboro gas - Mayor starts supply - An important event  Quorn takes Loughboro gas - Mayor starts supply - An important event
Loughborough Echo 28th January 1938 An important event in the history of the ...... cont.
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 Turning on gas for Quorn  Turning on gas for Quorn
Loughborough Echo 4th February 1938 The Mayor of Loughborough (Ald. A. Lacey) at the ...... cont.
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 The Quorn by-pass  The Quorn by-pass
Loughborough Echo 4th February 1938 The proposal to by-pass Quorn by a road running ...... cont.
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 Substantial price reduction - Interview with gas engineer  Substantial price reduction - Interview with gas engineer
Loughborough Echo 18th February 1938 The purchase of the Quorn and Mountsorrel Gas ...... cont.
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 All-night lighting at Quorn - 1958  All-night lighting at Quorn - 1958
Loughborough Echo - 9th May 1958 Quorn is on the verge of having all-night lighting on ...... cont.
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 A Quorn Complaint - state of Freehold Street.  1934  A Quorn Complaint - state of Freehold Street. 1934
Loughborough Echo - 9th November 1934 Criticism by Chairman The monthly meeting of ...... 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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 Quorn Council and brook to be cleaned - 1934  Quorn Council and brook to be cleaned - 1934
Loughborough Echo - 17th August 1934 A meeting of the Quorn Urban District Council was ...... cont.
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 Local Board - 1864  Local Board - 1864
Minutes of the Quorndon Local Board - 1st August 1864 At a meeting of the Board held ...... cont.
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 Local Board - 1865  Local Board - 1865
Quorndon Local Board At an adjourned meeting of the Board held in the Board Room on ...... cont.
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 Quorn Urban District Council - 1899  Quorn Urban District Council - 1899
Loughborough Herald - 9th February 1899 Medical Officer's Report The monthly ...... cont.
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 Death of Mr W S Swinfield of Quorn - 1968  Death of Mr W S Swinfield of Quorn - 1968
Loughborough Echo - 29th November 1968 The death occurred last week of Mr William ...... cont.
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 Death of Mr Joseph Camm, of Quorn - 1896  Death of Mr Joseph Camm, of Quorn - 1896
Loughborough Herald - 3rd December 1896 On Monday evening, at the advanced age of 86 ...... cont.
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 Coronation Plans - 1953  Coronation Plans - 1953
Loughborough Monitor - 24th April 1953 Will they leave their TV sets? Will Quorn ...... cont.
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 Quorn Ostler's fatal fall - death from lockjaw 1900  Quorn Ostler's fatal fall - death from lockjaw 1900
Loughborough Herald - 15th November 1900 An inquest was held on Wednesday afternoon at ...... cont.
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 Parish Council meeting - January 1941  Parish Council meeting - January 1941
Loughborough Echo - 17th January 1941 A Quorn problem – question of bus stop The ...... cont.
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 Death of Miss Lucy Facer - Distinguished public service  Death of Miss Lucy Facer - Distinguished public service
Loughborough Echo - 20th October 1972 The death of Miss Lucy Facer, of Quorn, on ...... cont.
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 Quorn Parish Council and the Black-out - 1940  Quorn Parish Council and the Black-out - 1940
Loughborough Echo - 19th January 1940 Taking advantage of the moon, Quorn Parish ...... 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 - a village divided over education  Quorn - a village divided over education
Up until the 1870s Quorn village was a quiet, reasonably prosperous place, sheltered to a ...... 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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 Welfare Clinic 1920  Welfare Clinic 1920
The clinic was held in the village hall. Here mothers and children have gathered at the ...... cont.
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 Swithland Reservoir  Swithland Reservoir
5th July 1894 - the ceremony for the cutting of the "first sod" in the presence of ...... cont.
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 The Gas Works  The Gas Works
The Gas House or Works was constructed in 1853 by the River Soar on land called 'The ...... cont.
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 Quorn UDC - Improving a dangerous corner  Quorn UDC - Improving a dangerous corner
Loughborough Monitor and Herald - 3rd September 1925 The monthly meeting of Quorn UDC ...... cont.
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 Carriage Licence 1885  Carriage Licence 1885
Licence for a carriage granted to Thomas Kinch (King William IV public house) in January ...... cont.
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 Quorn National Fire Service  Quorn National Fire Service
The Quorn National Fire Service pictured outside The White Horse. This photograph is ...... cont.
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 Urban Council 1918 - Infant mortality - shortage of jam, fat and sugar to blame  Urban Council 1918 - Infant mortality - shortage of jam, fat and sugar to blame
Loughborough Herald - 22nd August 1918 A special meeting of this Council was held on ...... cont.
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 Quorn Primary School - compulsory purchase 1957  Quorn Primary School - compulsory purchase 1957
29th March 1957 Quorn Primary School - compulsory purchase of Burton's ...... cont.
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 Quorndon to Quorn - the Name Change  Quorndon to Quorn - the Name Change
Derby Mercury - January 1890 This extract from the Derby Mercury shows acceptance of ...... cont.
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 Quorn Fire Brigade and Club refused use of Stafford Orchard for football 1936  Quorn Fire Brigade and Club refused use of Stafford Orchard for football 1936
Loughborough Echo - June 12th 1936 Quorn Fire Brigade - Suggested Disbandment Parish ...... cont.
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 The Quorn Smells Poster - November 1889  The Quorn Smells Poster - November 1889
Poster printed by William Edward Basil Farnham. Making light of what was in effect a ...... cont.
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 Urban District Council - nuisance in Woodhouse Lane, Quorn  Urban District Council - nuisance in Woodhouse Lane, Quorn
Loughborough Herald - 4th January 1900 The monthly meeting of this Council was held at ...... cont.
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 Urban District Council - medical report, the health of the village  Urban District Council - medical report, the health of the village
Loughborough Herald - 8th February 1900 The monthly meeting of this Council was held ...... cont.
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 Urban District Council meeting - proposal by Mr Farnham  Urban District Council meeting - proposal by Mr Farnham
Loughborough Herald - 7th June 1900 The monthly meeting of this Council was held at ...... cont.
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 Urban District Council - special meeting to consider Farnham proposal  Urban District Council - special meeting to consider Farnham proposal
Loughborough Herald - 14th June 1900 A special meeting of this Council was held in ...... cont.
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 Urban District Council - Diphtheria outbreak  Urban District Council - Diphtheria outbreak
Loughborough Herald - 6th January 1898 A monthly meeting of this Council was held at ...... cont.
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 Quorn Parish Council - Condition of Stafford Orchard  Quorn Parish Council - Condition of Stafford Orchard
Loughborough Echo - 9th June 1939 The monthly meeting of the Parish Council was held ...... cont.
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 Big demand for £20,000 homes at Quorn - Inquiry told 1973  Big demand for £20,000 homes at Quorn - Inquiry told 1973
Loughborough Monitor - 18th May 1973 The old camp site at Wood Lane, Quorn, was ...... 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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 Quorn Improvement Wanted - Stafford Orchard  Quorn Improvement Wanted - Stafford Orchard
Loughborough Echo - 14th July 1939 A report is to be presented to Quorn Parish Council ...... cont.
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 Quorn Parish Council Meeting - 1939  Quorn Parish Council Meeting - 1939
Loughborough Echo - 6th January 1939 The monthly meeting of the Quorn Parish Council ...... cont.
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 Quorn Public Recreation Ground  Quorn Public Recreation Ground
Loughborough Echo - 31st May 1968 To the Editor Sir - I was much surprised to read ...... cont.
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 Wright's Mill used as library  Wright's Mill used as library
Inside of Wright's when used as the library prior to the move to Rawlins.
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 Water pump in the village c1910  Water pump in the village c1910
Rear view of 40 & 42 High Street. These cottages have been demolished but stood between ...... cont.
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 Demolition of Little Bridge on School Lane c1897  Demolition of Little Bridge on School Lane c1897
Workmen demolishing the 'Little Bridge' over the stream in School Lane to make way for a ...... cont.
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 Wright's factory  Wright's factory
Part of the building was used by the County Council as a library during the 1960s-1970s.
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 Wright's factory  Wright's factory
Part of the building was used by the County Council as a library during the 1960s-1970s.
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 Quorndon Urban District Council and infection diseases  Quorndon Urban District Council and infection diseases
Loughborough Herald - October 25th 1900 To the Editor: Sir- The above Council have ...... cont.
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 Quorn Parish Council Meeting 1936 - Dirty Milk, Jubilee seats and Footpath complaints  Quorn Parish Council Meeting 1936 - Dirty Milk, Jubilee seats and Footpath complaints
Loughborough Echo - January 10th 1936 Quorn Council and milk samples - What is "dirty ...... cont.
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 Quorn Parish Council meeting 1936 - Refusal to withdraw remark, Jubilee Seat Protest and Horses in Orchard  Quorn Parish Council meeting 1936 - Refusal to withdraw remark, Jubilee Seat Protest and Horses in Orchard
Loughborough Echo - 24th April 1936 Protest by Mr J J Stirling Refusal to withdraw ...... cont.
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 Quorn Parish Council meeting 1936 - Stafford Orchard and Football Club, and Disbandment of  Quorn Fire Brigade  Quorn Parish Council meeting 1936 - Stafford Orchard and Football Club, and Disbandment of Quorn Fire Brigade
Loughborough Echo - August 14TH 1936 At a meeting of the Quorn Parish Council on ...... cont.
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 Quorn Parish Council meeting 1941 - Caravans on Village Green  Quorn Parish Council meeting 1941 - Caravans on Village Green
Loughborough Echo - 7th March 1941 Parish Council meeting Caravans on Village ...... cont.
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 The Quorn Official Guide 1950  The Quorn Official Guide 1950
Published in 1950, this is a simple document detailing the village of Quorn. It includes ...... cont.
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 Buddon Wood granite quarrying  Buddon Wood granite quarrying
Loughborough Echo - 21st January 1972 Buddon Wood granite quarry permit covers 500 ...... cont.
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 The sad suicide of a medical gentleman  The sad suicide of a medical gentleman
Loughborough Advertiser - 14th May 1874. On Wednesday morning, the 6th inst., as we ...... cont.
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 District nurse for 30 years leaves Quorn  District nurse for 30 years leaves Quorn
Loughborough Monitor - 23rd October 1964 Quorn villagers on Tuesday night said goodbye ...... cont.
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Total: 82 artefacts returned


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