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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 Note that Quorndon Local Board ...... 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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