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Leicester Road floods – Then and Now

The older photograph is difficult to date, but probably 1930s. The view, taken from the middle of Leicester Road looking up towards the Royal Oak at Quorn Cross, has changed almost out of all recognition.

The buildings on the far right, which remain as part of Wright’s factory and office, can be recognised, but the old Mill House pub next door has now gone and is part of Wright’s yard. The three storey mill building (centre right) was demolished and is now the site of Weavers Close. Note the advertisement on the side of the mill, saying: ‘M Wright & Sons Ltd, Quorna Elastics’.

None of the buildings on the left survive. The large double fronted house on the far left was Home Farm, which was the home farm for the Farnhams of Quorn House. Next to that was a grocery shop and signs can be seen for Snow Flakes (soap flakes), Lyons Tea and Brooke Bond Tea. This row of properties were once all owned by the Farnham family. They were demolished in the 1970s and replaced by The Mills flats and Wakerley’s Bakery (now Wakerley Court).

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 Submitted on: 2023-11-04
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 2556
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=2556
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