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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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