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Quorn Business and Industry

Up until the mid nineteen century most industry in the village was cottage based, primarily frame-work knitting. During the 1820s two hosiery factories were established and by the middle of the century Quorn had a sock and glove manufacturer (Websters) and a twist lace, silk net and cotton tatting factory (Balms), located where the Church Rooms are now. Wrights Mill, elastic webbing manufacturers, arrived in the village in 1860. By 1911 Wrights employed over 30% of the working population of Quorn and they are still present in the village today.

In addition to the factories, this section also contains information about the quarry, the railway and shops, all of which had an impact on village life.


 A fete in Quorn, probably 1940s  A fete in Quorn, probably 1940s
Quorn has always liked a good fete or celebration and it is thought that this one may ...... cont.
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 Hilda and Mary Harper, Leicester Road, 27th May 1941  Hilda and Mary Harper, Leicester Road, 27th May 1941
Looking down Leicester Road from outside no 14, which is roughly where the entrance to ...... cont.
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 John Henry Boyer Warner, 2 September 1849 – 12 April 1891  John Henry Boyer Warner, 2 September 1849 – 12 April 1891
JHB as he was known is remembered locally for selecting ‘Quorn’ as the name for a small ...... cont.
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 King William IVth pub, Leicester Road, 1930s  King William IVth pub, Leicester Road, 1930s
A rare coloured photograph of the King William IVth pub, which stood on Leicester Road, ...... cont.
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 Harold Crossley, Quorn Fields Farm  Harold Crossley, Quorn Fields Farm
Harold Crossley was a hostler (ie he looked after the horses), employed by farmer Percy ...... cont.
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 Three Quorn businessmen  Three Quorn businessmen
These three Quorn men are (left to right) Stan Orton, Tommy Howlett and Frank Hudson. ...... cont.
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 The Quorn Ranch Company, North America  The Quorn Ranch Company, North America
Introduction The Quorn Ranch(e) Company was an English syndicate formed in 1886 ...... cont.
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 A Quorn football team, circa 1919  A Quorn football team, circa 1919
This photograph is a football team taken in Quorn. The player on the back row, (second ...... cont.
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 Marquees for M Wright and Sons Centenary 1960  Marquees for M Wright and Sons Centenary 1960
Marquees on the field on School Lane, ready for the Wright’s centenary celebration event ...... cont.
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 Medicine bottle from Green's chemist, Quorn  Medicine bottle from Green's chemist, Quorn
This medicine bottle came from Green's chemist on High Street, which was situated where ...... cont.
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Total: 317 artefacts returned over 32 pages


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