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 13 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.
| King William IVth pub, Leicester Road, 1930s|
A rare coloured photograph of the King William IVth pub, which stood on Leicester Road, ...... cont.
| Harold Crossley, Quorn Fields Farm|
Harold Crossley was a hostler (ie he looked after the horses), employed by farmer Percy ...... cont.
| Three Quorn businessmen|
These three Quorn men are (left to right) Stan Orton, Tommy Howlett and Frank Hudson. ...... cont.
| The Quorn Ranch Company, North America|
The Quorn Ranch(e) Company was an English syndicate formed in 1886 ...... cont.
| A Quorn football team, circa 1919|
This photograph is a football team taken in Quorn. The player on the back row, (second ...... cont.
| Marquees for M Wright and Sons Centenary 1960|
Marquees on the field on School Lane, ready for the Wright’s centenary celebration event ...... cont.
| Medicine bottle from Green's chemist, Quorn|
This medicine bottle came from Green's chemist on High Street, which was situated where ...... cont.
| Alfred Charles Morrison of Quorn - Pioneer of the electric milk float|
A fascinating article about Alfred Morrison, a former village resident, who was an ...... cont.
| Machine shop at M. Wright and Sons, Quorn, early 1920s|
In the 1920s the machines were belt driven, feeding off overhead line-shafting. As well ...... cont.
| M. Wright and Sons factory, Quorn, approx 1880|
Fifteen men standing outside M. Wright and Sons factory in about 1880, possibly a little ...... cont.
| Manor House Hotel, Quorn|
The Manor House Hotel on Woodhouse Road opposite the railway station, was built for the ...... cont.
| M Wright and Sons, Quorn - Centenary Celebration, 1960 - Programme|
M Wright and Sons, elastic webbing manufacturers, started in Leicester in 1860 and moved ...... cont.
| Thompson and Gamble, builders of the Cradock Drive housing development|
Who were Thompson and Gamble?
Thompson and Gamble were a well-known ...... cont.
| The QUORN Tool and Cutter Grinder|
Since its launch in 1974, the Quorn Tool and Cutter Grinder has achieved legendary status ...... cont.
| 12 Freehold Street, Quorn – Shop and Off-Licence|
The first of these photographs was taken in about 1909 and shows Joseph Birkin standing ...... cont.