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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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Total: 82 artefacts returned over 4 pages


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