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Our 50 most recently submitted museum artefacts are listed below:

 Quorn Brook/Buddon Brook/River Lin - what’s in a name?  Quorn Brook/Buddon Brook/River Lin - what’s in a name?
The brook that flows from the Quorn parish boundary at Swithland Reservoir and passes ...... cont.
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 M Wright and Sons, WW2, producing military webbing for the USA  M Wright and Sons, WW2, producing military webbing for the USA
M Wright and Sons Ltd of Quorn produced American webbing alongside British military ...... cont.
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 Two Crescent Hosiery Co. Ltd, Quorn  Two Crescent Hosiery Co. Ltd, Quorn
Two Crescent Hosiery Co. Ltd was a hosiery company founded by George Farnham of Quorn ...... cont.
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 Quorn D-Day 80th Commemoration - 2024  Quorn D-Day 80th Commemoration - 2024
In 2023 Quorn Local History Group created a project fund to assist groups or individuals ...... cont.
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 A Barge from Cupitt’s Coal Wharf, Quorn; at Mountsorrel Wharf, 1908  A Barge from Cupitt’s Coal Wharf, Quorn; at Mountsorrel Wharf, 1908
Explaining the Pictures Photographs 1 and 2 were taken at Mountsorrel Wharf in ...... cont.
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 Buddon Wood – Quorn’s lost jewel  Buddon Wood – Quorn’s lost jewel
Buddon Wood once covered ¾ of a square mile, but due to quarrying, it is now reduced to a ...... cont.
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 Rural District of Barrow upon Soar - Official Guide  Rural District of Barrow upon Soar - Official Guide
This booklet ‘Rural District of Barrow upon Soar - Official Guide’ was published during ...... cont.
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 Motoring Fatality, 1930 Bull in the Hollow, Quorn  Motoring Fatality, 1930 Bull in the Hollow, Quorn
The Leicester Mail, Friday April 4th 1930 Terrible Motoring Fatality Near Quorn ...... cont.
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 Then and Now – Floods in Quorn  Then and Now – Floods in Quorn
The first photograph was taken in the early 1980s and shows Ruth Iley from Farnham Street ...... cont.
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 The exceptional Quorn floods of 1875  The exceptional Quorn floods of 1875
Although Quorn had always flooded, July 1875 saw the worst floods that the village had ...... cont.
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 Quorndon Sauce  Quorndon Sauce
This Quorndon Sauce label is designed to be hung round the neck of a bottle. It is made ...... cont.
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 Alfred Thomas Warbis – The Old Bulls Head, Quorn  Alfred Thomas Warbis – The Old Bulls Head, Quorn
Alfred Thomas Warbis worked in advertising, but in addition produced 1,000s of pen and ...... cont.
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 Rawlins School Headteachers and Badges/Logos 1892 to 2023  Rawlins School Headteachers and Badges/Logos 1892 to 2023
Rawlins School has had 10 headteachers/principals and six badges/logos between its ...... cont.
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 Quorn Cross 1988, paintings by Kevon Thompson  Quorn Cross 1988, paintings by Kevon Thompson
These two wonderful pictures were painted in Acrylics by Kevon Thompson from Barrow upon ...... cont.
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 Quorn Cross, early 1960s  Quorn Cross, early 1960s
Although this view of Quorn looking from Meeting Street up towards Quorn Cross is easily ...... cont.
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 Barrow on Soar and Quorn Midland Railway Station  Barrow on Soar and Quorn Midland Railway Station
The old, now demolished, Midland Railway Station was very firmly in the Parish of Barrow ...... cont.
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 Loughborough Road – Then and Now  Loughborough Road – Then and Now
This is Loughborough Road, standing opposite Barrow Road, looking from Quorn towards ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road floods – Then and Now  Leicester Road floods – Then and Now
The older photograph is difficult to date, but probably 1930s. The view, taken from the ...... cont.
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 The Manor House Hotel, Woodhouse Road, Quorn  The Manor House Hotel, Woodhouse Road, Quorn
The Manor House Hotel on Woodhouse Road opened in 1899, the year after the opening of the ...... cont.
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 Quorn Fields Farm History – The Hickling family and farm sale in 1974  Quorn Fields Farm History – The Hickling family and farm sale in 1974
Quorn Fields Farm was situated down a long track off Barrow Road, now known as Flesh ...... cont.
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 Iron Age and Roman evidence in Quorn  Iron Age and Roman evidence in Quorn
During the summer of 2023, archaeologists excavated an area near the end of Flesh Hovel ...... cont.
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 Condemned to Death for Sheep Stealing, 1828  Condemned to Death for Sheep Stealing, 1828
On 9th August 1828 the Leicester Chronicle reported that William Rudkin aged 47, his son ...... cont.
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 Quorn Lodge Farm, 1952  Quorn Lodge Farm, 1952
The author of the following piece which appeared in the press in 1952, is describing a ...... cont.
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 H.M.S QUORN Bell – Quorn Community Library  H.M.S QUORN Bell – Quorn Community Library
Originating in the Royal Navy, it is a custom to baptise a child under the ship's bell; ...... cont.
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 The Moss family in Quorn and Quorn Fields/Lodge Farm  The Moss family in Quorn and Quorn Fields/Lodge Farm
The milk bottle below was dug up from an old tip in Quorn and dates from the 1920s. It is ...... cont.
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 Stafford Orchard Park, Quorn - Over 100 years as a recreation ground  Stafford Orchard Park, Quorn - Over 100 years as a recreation ground
The Stafford Orchard is often described as Quorn’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’. Its origins are ...... cont.
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 Tragedy at a Quorn bus stop, 1966  Tragedy at a Quorn bus stop, 1966
Dennis Marchant, with the help of the Loughborough Echo and the Quorn Parish Council ...... cont.
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 John Davys Cradock 1845 - 1921  John Davys Cradock 1845 - 1921
John Davys Cradock was born in Woodhouse in 1845 but by 1851 the family had moved to ...... cont.
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 Quorn Rawlins Grammar School panoramic photograph, 1965  Quorn Rawlins Grammar School panoramic photograph, 1965
This 'whole school' photograph was taken at Rawlins School in 1965, when it was an all ...... cont.
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 W E Cooke - In Buddon Wood, Quorndon  W E Cooke - In Buddon Wood, Quorndon
This picture, 'In Buddon Wood, Quorndon', from the 1890s, was scanned from an original ...... cont.
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 High Street, Quorn, 1920s  High Street, Quorn, 1920s
Looking down High Street towards Quorn Cross in the 1920s. The area on the left was ...... cont.
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 Quorn Hall Lodge, off Meynell Road, early 1900s  Quorn Hall Lodge, off Meynell Road, early 1900s
There are two former lodges to Quorn Hall and this one is situated off Meynell Road. ...... cont.
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 Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, Master of the Quorn Hunt, 1893-1898  Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, Master of the Quorn Hunt, 1893-1898
Passing the Farley Way, Loughborough Road junction in Quorn one can hardly help but ...... cont.
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 A Tribute to the American Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne, 3rd May 1952  A Tribute to the American Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne, 3rd May 1952
Quorn Local History Group encourage members to take on projects and to research areas of ...... cont.
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 Floods in Soar Road, Quorn  Floods in Soar Road, Quorn
The first of these two photographs was taken in 1979 after the River Soar had flooded ...... cont.
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 1798 Tax Records - Quorndon and Welliss [Wellasses]  1798 Tax Records - Quorndon and Welliss [Wellasses]
This record from 1798, in the reign of George III is headed: “County of Leicester Parish ...... cont.
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 Obituary for Murray Rumsey from Quorn, 1963  Obituary for Murray Rumsey from Quorn, 1963
Murray Rumsey came to Quorn in 1910 and settled here, close to his brother, Rev Henry ...... cont.
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 US 82nd Airborne 505th Division Company B  US 82nd Airborne 505th Division Company B
Company B of the US 82nd Airborne 505th Division taken at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in ...... cont.
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 Cutlery from the Bull’s Head, Quorn, 1930s  Cutlery from the Bull’s Head, Quorn, 1930s
Up until 1939 the ‘Bull’s Head’ in Quorn was located at what is now 18 High Street (see ...... cont.
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 Child drowned at Quorn, 1903  Child drowned at Quorn, 1903
Leicester Chronicle, Saturday 25th April 1903 CHILD DROWNED AT QUORN On Monday ...... cont.
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 Buddon Wood, Quorn, Trig Point, 1950s  Buddon Wood, Quorn, Trig Point, 1950s
Before 1974, Buddon Wood in the south of Quorn Parish, off Wood Lane, was beautiful ...... cont.
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 The Little Green, Quorn – Then and Now  The Little Green, Quorn – Then and Now
Although the old postcard (about 1910) is entitled ‘Cross Brook, Quorn’, the stream is ...... cont.
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 Quorndon Coronation Variety Concert, February 1953  Quorndon Coronation Variety Concert, February 1953
Although Queen Elizabeth’s coronation didn’t take place until 2nd June 1953, Quorn was ...... cont.
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 The Quornian, Rawlins School Magazine, July 1950, Vol 5 No 2  The Quornian, Rawlins School Magazine, July 1950, Vol 5 No 2
Thomas Rawlins Grammar School opened in Quorn in 1892. In 1906 they launched their first ...... cont.
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 Postcard of Quorn St Bartholomew’s Church, pre 1910  Postcard of Quorn St Bartholomew’s Church, pre 1910
This is a slightly unusual view of the Church and shows five boys standing among the ...... cont.
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 The History of 94 Meeting Street, Quorn  The History of 94 Meeting Street, Quorn
The story of a house in Quorn over 200 years. Sue Griffiths tells us about how her house, ...... cont.
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 Kelly's Directory 1908 – Quorn entries  Kelly's Directory 1908 – Quorn entries
Directories are a valuable source of information for both the local and family historian. ...... cont.
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 Quorn Charities Darts - Beardsley new gift. 1963  Quorn Charities Darts - Beardsley new gift. 1963
Loughborough Monitor - 25th January 1963 The officials of the Quorn Charities Darts ...... cont.
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 Bennett’s Trade Directory 1901-02 – Quorn entries  Bennett’s Trade Directory 1901-02 – Quorn entries
Below is the Quorn section from Bennetts trade directory for Leicestershire for 1901/02. ...... cont.
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 Bennett’s Trade Directory 1899 – Quorn entries  Bennett’s Trade Directory 1899 – Quorn entries
Below is the Quorn section from Bennetts trade directory for Leicestershire for 1899. ...... cont.
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Total: 50 artefacts returned


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