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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.


 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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 Quorn, Hunt Class railway engine  Quorn, Hunt Class railway engine
Over the years Quorn has given its name to many products; from ships to custard and ...... cont.
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 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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Total: 324 artefacts returned over 33 pages


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