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
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.
Total: 324 artefacts returned over 33 pages
| Gambles building firm, 1950s|
Brothers Ron and Aubrey Gamble ran a building firm in Quorn, G Gamble and Sons, which was ...... cont.
| 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.
| Rex Bloore, Quorn – business card|
Rex Bloore was well known Quorn businessman in the 1960s and 1970s. His main business was ...... cont.
| Aylward and Son, electrical shop, High Street, Quorn|
Frederick and Elizabeth Aylward moved to Quorn in about 1935. They lived on Loughborough ...... cont.
| 22 High Street, Quorn - discovery behind a wall!|
In September 2021, local optometrist Mohammed Bhojani was having some alterations ...... cont.
| 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.
| Quorn, Hunt Class railway engine|
Over the years Quorn has given its name to many products; from ships to custard and ...... cont.
| A fete in Quorn, probably 1940s|
Quorn has always liked a good fete or celebration and it is thought that this one may ...... cont.
| 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.
| 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.