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Quorn Then and Now

Many historical village locations can still be identified today. Whilst our modern streets are more likely to contain cars rather than kids, where buildings have been photographed there is a good chance of identifying the exact spot where a photographer stood in past times. We've done our best in this section to match the historical image with the modern version.


 A Cottage Yard at Quorn – then and now  A Cottage Yard at Quorn – then and now
The colour washed sketch of a ‘Cottage Yard at Quorn’ was produced by local artist W E ...... cont.
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 Barrow Road, Quorn – then and now  Barrow Road, Quorn – then and now
An unusual view from around 1905, looking down Barrow Road from the Loughborough Road ...... cont.
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 Elms Drive, Quorn – then and now  Elms Drive, Quorn – then and now
This rare postcard is a is a view down Elms Drive from Cradock Drive, looking towards ...... cont.
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 Loughborough Road, Quorn - then and now  Loughborough Road, Quorn - then and now
This rare and interesting photograph has only recently come to light. It is an image that ...... cont.
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 Sanders Road – then and now  Sanders Road – then and now
This area, between Tom Longs Meadow and the Bowls Club, is now the top end of Sanders ...... cont.
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 Verandah Cottage, Quorn - then and now  Verandah Cottage, Quorn - then and now
Verandah Cottage is situated at the top of Barrow Road (now number 3). The old ...... cont.
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 View over Rawlins School from the Church tower – then and now  View over Rawlins School from the Church tower – then and now
These photographs were taken from the top of the Church tower, looking towards Rawlins ...... cont.
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 View over Church Lane from the Church tower – then and now  View over Church Lane from the Church tower – then and now
These photographs were taken from the top of the Church tower, looking towards Church ...... cont.
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 View over Nursery Lane from the Church tower – then and now  View over Nursery Lane from the Church tower – then and now
These photographs were taken from the top of the Church tower, looking towards Nursery ...... cont.
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 View over Wright’s factory from the Church tower – then and now  View over Wright’s factory from the Church tower – then and now
These photographs were taken from the top of the Church tower, looking towards Wright’s ...... cont.
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 Meeting Street/Chaveney Road - then and now  Meeting Street/Chaveney Road - then and now
The cottage on the left is now 1 Chaveney Road (Ivy Cottage). The Baptist Church can be ...... cont.
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 Loughborough Road looking towards Springfield Lake - then and now  Loughborough Road looking towards Springfield Lake - then and now
The earlier photograph was taken in the early 1980s before the Farley Way Estate was ...... cont.
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 School Lane - then and now  School Lane - then and now
This view is looking up towards the old primary school with Stafford Orchard on the left. ...... cont.
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 School Lane - then and now  School Lane - then and now
These photographs are of number 9 School Lane. The older photograph was only taken in the ...... cont.
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 Meeting Street - then and now  Meeting Street - then and now
Meeting Street with Quorn House lodge in the background. Facer’s wood yard is shown on ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road - then and now  Leicester Road - then and now
The older photograph shows cottages and shops on Leicester Road being demolished in 1977. ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road, King William IVth/Quorn Country Hotel - then and now  Leicester Road, King William IVth/Quorn Country Hotel - then and now
The King William IVth pub on Leicester Road was one of the oldest pubs in Quorn. The ...... cont.
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 Dower House Gardens, off Station Road - then and now  Dower House Gardens, off Station Road - then and now
Dower House Gardens as we know it today, was built in the 1970s. The original ‘Dower ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road, Wakerley Court and The Mills area - then and now  Leicester Road, Wakerley Court and The Mills area - then and now
This part of Quorn has changed out of all recognition since the 1960s. The older ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road, Wakerley Court and The Mills area - then and now  Leicester Road, Wakerley Court and The Mills area - then and now
The older photograph was taken in the 1970s when the shops and cottages on Leicester Road ...... cont.
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 Quorn Church - then and now  Quorn Church - then and now
The older picture is an engraving of Quorn Church in 1792, taken from John Nichol's book ...... 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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 The Dower House, Station Road - then and now  The Dower House, Station Road - then and now
The Dower House, off Station Road was once the Dower House for the Farnham family. ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road - then and now  Leicester Road - then and now
The older photograph shows a parade on Leicester road in about 1910. It is thought to be ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road – then and now  Leicester Road – then and now
This view is taken looking from the cross, down Leicester Road. In the distance you can ...... cont.
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 Chaveney Road – then and now  Chaveney Road – then and now
The two large semi detached houses on the left were called West Hayes and are now 65 and ...... cont.
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 The White House, Meeting Street – then and now  The White House, Meeting Street – then and now
The White House (101 Meeting Street) is one of the oldest houses in Quorn. The earliest ...... cont.
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 Royal Oak, corner of Meeting Street and High Street – then and now  Royal Oak, corner of Meeting Street and High Street – then and now
The older photograph is one of the oldest on the museum site, having been taken in 1896 ...... cont.
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 Woodlands, Chaveney Road – then and now  Woodlands, Chaveney Road – then and now
These two very large semi detached houses were built in approximately 1904 as part of the ...... cont.
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 Soar Road – then and now  Soar Road – then and now
The older photograph was taken in the early 1900s, the middle one in the early 1980s and ...... cont.
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 Barrow Road, Kirbell Cottages – then and now  Barrow Road, Kirbell Cottages – then and now
This is the bottom, right-hand side of Barrow Road looking from Quorn towards Barrow. The ...... cont.
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 Methodist Church, High Street – then and now  Methodist Church, High Street – then and now
The building seems to have changed very little, but inside it has been converted into ...... cont.
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 Corner of School Lane and Leicester Road – then and now  Corner of School Lane and Leicester Road – then and now
The older photograph was taken in the 1940s. Mr Allen's cycle shop is to the right. A ...... cont.
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 The Manor House Pub, Woodhouse Road – then and now  The Manor House Pub, Woodhouse Road – then and now
The Manor House Hotel dates from 1899, shortly after the Great Central Railway station ...... cont.
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 The Baptist Chapel – then and now  The Baptist Chapel – then and now
The original part of the church was built in 1770. This started as the main building on ...... cont.
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 Quorn Place/ the Bull’s Head/ the Quorndon Fox - then and now  Quorn Place/ the Bull’s Head/ the Quorndon Fox - then and now
This substantial property on High Street, Quorn was a family house called Quorn Place and ...... cont.
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 Freehold Street - then and now  Freehold Street - then and now
These photographs were taken looking down Freehold Street towards Victoria Street. The ...... cont.
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 Station Road shops - then and now  Station Road shops - then and now
The older photograph was probably taken in the 1940s. The shops on the far left were ...... cont.
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 60 Station Road/The Pig and Whistle Pub - then and now  60 Station Road/The Pig and Whistle Pub - then and now
The Pig and Whistle was a popular pub in Quorn, especially with the footballers who used ...... cont.
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 Station Road and the White Horse – then and now  Station Road and the White Horse – then and now
The older photograph was taken in the 1950s and many villagers still remember Dockray’s ...... cont.
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 Interior of Quorn St Bartholomew’s Parish Church – 1905 and 2011  Interior of Quorn St Bartholomew’s Parish Church – 1905 and 2011
Our forebears from 100 hundred years ago would certainly still recognise the inside of ...... cont.
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 Soar Road - then and now  Soar Road - then and now
The older photograph was taken in the early 1900s . The present day flood wall may be ...... cont.
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 Chaveney Road – then and now, 1919 and 2011  Chaveney Road – then and now, 1919 and 2011
This view of Chaveney Road is looking from the Meeting Street direction up to Buddon ...... cont.
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 High Street shops - then and now  High Street shops - then and now
These photographs are taken looking from the direction of the cross towards Loughborough. ...... cont.
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 Loughborough Road, Quorn – then and now  Loughborough Road, Quorn – then and now
This is Loughborough Road, looking from Quorn towards Loughborough. The two larger ...... cont.
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 Barrow Road, Hillyard Cottages - then and now  Barrow Road, Hillyard Cottages - then and now
This is the left-hand side of Barrow Road looking from Quorn towards Barrow, starting at ...... cont.
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 Wood Lane - then and now  Wood Lane - then and now
These cottages were built by Wrights elastic webbing factory for their workers in ...... cont.
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 The Old Lock-up - then and now  The Old Lock-up - then and now
The old lock up was built on the village green in the early 1800s as the village gaol, ...... cont.
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 Loughborough Road, Quorn - then and now  Loughborough Road, Quorn - then and now
This is a view of the right-hand side of Loughborough Road, looking from the centre of ...... cont.
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 Corner of Barrow Road and Farnham Street – then and now  Corner of Barrow Road and Farnham Street – then and now
These photographs were taken on the corner of Barrow Road and Farnham Street. John ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road near School Lane – then and now  Leicester Road near School Lane – then and now
Leicester Road looking towards the Cross with the end of School Lane on the right. The ...... cont.
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 Quorn Terrace, Leicester Road – then and now  Quorn Terrace, Leicester Road – then and now
These four houses are ‘Quorn Terrace’ on Leicester Road, now numbers 26, 28, 30, and 32. ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road, Early 1900s and 2011  Leicester Road, Early 1900s and 2011
Leicester Road looking down from the Cross. The early photograph shows Wrights factory ...... cont.
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 The Old Vicarage – then and now  The Old Vicarage – then and now
The older photograph shows Quorn vicarage in about 1904. This was on High Street, but the ...... cont.
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 Thatched Cottage, Station Road – 1904 and 2011  Thatched Cottage, Station Road – 1904 and 2011
This thatched building is situated on Station Road and the church can be seen in the ...... cont.
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 Meynell Road – then and now  Meynell Road – then and now
These cottages were built for hunt workers on Meynell Road by the Warner family of Quorn ...... cont.
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 Troops at The Curzon Arms - then and now  Troops at The Curzon Arms - then and now
82nd Airborne paratroopers based in Quorn and British Wrens planning their itenery for ...... cont.
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 Chaveney Road, Quorn - then and now  Chaveney Road, Quorn - then and now
This photograph was taken in the back garden of what is now 61 Chaveney Road (just by ...... cont.
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 Quorn Village Hall - then and now c1900 and 2009  Quorn Village Hall - then and now c1900 and 2009
The street scene remains largely the same, some of the granite pillars are still in situ ...... cont.
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 Rawlins School - then and now c1910 and 2009  Rawlins School - then and now c1910 and 2009
At the time the old photograph was taken, the school accommodated 39 boys. The roll in ...... cont.
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 Station Road, Quorn - then and now  Station Road, Quorn - then and now
In the mid-distance is the Pig and Whistle pub with the gantry which was used to hang the ...... cont.
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 St. Bartholomew's Church - then and now  St. Bartholomew's Church - then and now
Looking a little stark in the old photograph, the yew trees now soften the vista. Note ...... cont.
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 Meeting Street, Quorn - then and now  Meeting Street, Quorn - then and now
The buildings in the right foreground of the old photograph, including Alma Terrace are ...... cont.
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 Loughborough Road Villas - then and now  Loughborough Road Villas - then and now
Built in the early years of the 20th century, these villas have changed very little. Some ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road, Quorn - then and now  Leicester Road, Quorn - then and now
Many of the buildings have now disappeared including the Mill House Inn and Crown and ...... cont.
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 High Street, Quorn - then and now  High Street, Quorn - then and now
The cottages on the left no longer exist and the oriel window of the Bull's Head has been ...... cont.
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 Station Road Extension - then and now  Station Road Extension - then and now
The Apple Tree pub can be seen on the left hand side. Mansfield Street is on the right.
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 The Cross - then and now  The Cross - then and now
Although recognisable, some buildings such as the White Horse have altered their façade ...... cont.
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 The Old Bull's Head - then and now  The Old Bull's Head - then and now
Situated in the centre of the village, the building has changed little over the years and ...... cont.
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 School Lane - then and now  School Lane - then and now
This is a very old cottage at the corner of School Lane and Stoop Lane. Mr Millis stands ...... cont.
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 High Street, Quorn - then and now  High Street, Quorn - then and now
An evocative image of a snowy High Street in 1907. The tall building became a newsagents ...... cont.
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 Maypole Dancing - then and now  Maypole Dancing - then and now
Maypole dancing on the Stafford Orchard, 1911 and 2005. Although both events took place ...... cont.
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 Mountsorrel Quarry - then and now 1972 and 1995  Mountsorrel Quarry - then and now 1972 and 1995
An aerial view of what was Buddon Wood, now mostly removed by quarrying activities ...... cont.
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 Quorn High Street - then and now  Quorn High Street - then and now
High Street looking towards Loughborough and showing the White Hart pub. Notice the ...... cont.
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 The Old School, Quorn - then and now  The Old School, Quorn - then and now
Saint Bartholomew's Primary School (1834-1969). When the village outgrew the ...... cont.
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