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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.


 Sale of Quorn Fields Farm 1933  Sale of Quorn Fields Farm 1933
Quorn Fields Farm was situated down a long track off Barrow Road, now known as Flesh ...... cont.
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 Wright’s presentation watch, Miss Ellen Ball 1953  Wright’s presentation watch, Miss Ellen Ball 1953
Ellen Ball, known as Nell or Nellie, was born in Quorn in 1888. She worked at Wright’s ...... cont.
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 John Mellor Cars, Wood Lane, Quorn  John Mellor Cars, Wood Lane, Quorn
John Mellor Cars had premises in Loughborough and Quorn. The Quorn garage was on the ...... 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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Total: 347 artefacts returned over 35 pages


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