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High Street, Quorn, 1920s

Looking down High Street towards Quorn Cross in the 1920s.

The area on the left was known as The Bank and the cottages were owned by Quorn Townlands Charity and used to house people in need. They were demolished in the 1970s.

The property on the far right of the picture was the last jettied building in Quorn and was demolished in 1969. The two storey building with the chimneys and flagpole is the White Hart pub, an old coaching inn that still operates today (2023).

The timber framed building further down the street, at this time was the Bulls Head and the stone bull on top of the gable remains to this day (2023). In 1939 the licence, along with the name, was transferred to premises up the road opposite Rawlins School. This is now the Quorndon Fox.

In front of the Bank’s cottages are two motorbikes on stands. The number plate on one of the motor bikes looks like AU 4945. AU is a Nottingham plate, used by the Nottingham B Area as just the two letters between December 1903 to April 1924. Tom Duffin from Stonehurst Farm tells us:
“The one at the back is on early beaded edge tyres, and has a gearbox with kickstart which suggests early post war manufacture and not later than 1924.”

This is an exceptionally good quality photograph and was discovered by Mark Gamble of Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society as part of someone’s private photograph album that had been broken up for sale.

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 Submitted on: 2023-06-22
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 2543
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=2543
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