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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.


 Frederick Penfold, Quorn stonemason  Frederick Penfold, Quorn stonemason
Frederick Richard Penfold was a stonemason who had his business in Quorn. He married ...... cont.
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 Wrights Directory 1899 – Quorn entries  Wrights Directory 1899 – Quorn entries
Trade directories are a valuable source of information for both the local and family ...... cont.
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 George Gartshore (1830 to 1917), farrier to the Quorn Hunt  George Gartshore (1830 to 1917), farrier to the Quorn Hunt
This document relates to the payment of expenses to George Gartshore by his employer, ...... cont.
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 Kelly's Directory 1899 – Quorndon entries  Kelly's Directory 1899 – Quorndon entries
Directories are a valuable source of information for both the local and family historian. ...... cont.
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 Gambles building firm, 1950s  Gambles building firm, 1950s
Brothers Ron and Aubrey Gamble ran a building firm in Quorn, G Gamble and Sons, which was ...... cont.
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 Adnett’s grocery shop, High Street, Quorn  Adnett’s grocery shop, High Street, Quorn
Ernest and Joan Adnett ran a grocery shop in Quorn, at what is now (2022) Ferrari’s ...... cont.
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 Rex Bloore, Quorn – business card  Rex Bloore, Quorn – business card
Rex Bloore was well known Quorn businessman in the 1960s and 1970s. His main business was ...... cont.
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 Aylward and Son, electrical shop, High Street, Quorn  Aylward and Son, electrical shop, High Street, Quorn
Frederick and Elizabeth Aylward moved to Quorn in about 1935. They lived on Loughborough ...... cont.
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 22 High Street, Quorn - discovery behind a wall!  22 High Street, Quorn - discovery behind a wall!
In September 2021, local optometrist Mohammed Bhojani was having some alterations ...... cont.
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 Bull in the Hollow/Needless Inn  Bull in the Hollow/Needless Inn
The Bull in the Hollow is a well-known landmark, standing as it does on the main road ...... cont.
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Total: 328 artefacts returned over 33 pages


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