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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.


 White Hart, Quorn, matchbox label, 1980s  White Hart, Quorn, matchbox label, 1980s
This is a matchbox label, from a box of promotional matches, either given out or sold at ...... cont.
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 Quorn Griswold Workers 1896  Quorn Griswold Workers 1896
This item appeared in the newspaper in the second half of last century, but refers to ...... cont.
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 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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Total: 349 artefacts returned over 117 pages


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