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Quorn Historical Notes

It is easy to forget that our predecessors had as keen an interest in the past as we do. This section is devoted to the history of Quorn as others perceived it. Here are newspaper articles written during the previous two centuries and also personal recollections from villagers. Of particular interest are the memoirs of Thomas Dexter, a treasure trove of anecdotes covering people, places and village customs from the 1890s. You will also find here some extracts from The Quorndon Records written by George Farnham, detailing the dealings of the manorial and other courts dating as far back as the thirteenth century.


 Quorn population statistics  Quorn population statistics
Quorn (Quorndon), does not appear in the Domesday book of 1086, but the existence of a ...... cont.
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 An attempt to save the Hall on the Green - 1963  An attempt to save the Hall on the Green - 1963
The Hall on The Green The building which was no 8 Station Road was probably at the ...... cont.
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 Recollections of a Quorn childhood, 1947 to 1957 - by Bron Worsnip  Recollections of a Quorn childhood, 1947 to 1957 - by Bron Worsnip
Bron Worsnip’s father was the Revd Leslie Worsnip, minister of the Baptist Church in ...... cont.
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 The Reverend John Prior's charity  The Reverend John Prior's charity
Loughborough Advertiser - 17th October 1872 The Rev John Prior, by Will dated the 23rd ...... cont.
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 T R Potter - Walks around Loughborough 1840  T R Potter - Walks around Loughborough 1840
Quorndon Had once the reputation of being the most extensively known village in ...... cont.
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 T R Potter - Rambles around Loughborough 1868  T R Potter - Rambles around Loughborough 1868
Quorn "Where is the village half such charms adorn As that by Soar's bright waters - ...... cont.
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 A story about the village (or Swine) green from 1726.  A story about the village (or Swine) green from 1726.
This article was written by the Reverend Foord Kelcey in 1908 for the parish ...... cont.
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 History of Quorn Cricket Club - 1934  History of Quorn Cricket Club - 1934
Quorn United Cricket Club, 1899 The photograph shows: Back row, left to right: R ...... cont.
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 History of Quorn Oddfellows - 1934  History of Quorn Oddfellows - 1934
Oddfellows' Centenary at Quorn - Loyal Blooming Rose Lodge The present year witnesses ...... cont.
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 History of Quorn Hall  History of Quorn Hall
A History of The Nether Hall (Quorn Hall) - source and date unknown. It was not until ...... cont.
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 A history of Quorn Wakes (as written in September 1935)  A history of Quorn Wakes (as written in September 1935)
The old village green at Quorn, where the War Memorial now stands, was in the past, the ...... cont.
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 A peep into the past - 1936  A peep into the past - 1936
Loughborough Echo - 11th December 1936 The granite pit of Quorn Origin of name of ...... cont.
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 Lady Shelley's recollections of Hugo Meynell  Lady Shelley's recollections of Hugo Meynell
Extract from the Diary of Frances Lady Shelley 1787-1817 "Our acquaintance in London ...... cont.
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 Plough Monday - an ancient Quorn custom  Plough Monday - an ancient Quorn custom
Loughborough Echo - 15th January 1960 Plough Monday Twenty or so years ago, Plough ...... cont.
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 The Quorndon Records  The Quorndon Records
Some extracts from early historical records. In 1912 George Farnham privately printed ...... cont.
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 A farm at Quorn 300 years ago  A farm at Quorn 300 years ago
by the Rev E Foord-Kelcey. Article written in 1908. It is recommended that reference ...... cont.
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 Stocks, prize-fighting, swimming in the brook and a strike at church 1928  Stocks, prize-fighting, swimming in the brook and a strike at church 1928
Loughborough Echo - Friday 3rd August 1928 Quorn is perhaps as well off as most places ...... cont.
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 Once an old coaching house - Bull's Head Hotel, Quorn  Once an old coaching house - Bull's Head Hotel, Quorn
Loughborough Echo - 4th August 1939 In these days of ultra-modern stream-lined ...... 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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 St. Bartholomew's Church  St. Bartholomew's Church
The earliest mention of the Church is that Ranulf, 4th Earl of Chester left the church at ...... cont.
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