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Quorn Families and People

Apart from the famous local names such as Farnham, Warner, Cradock and Firr; this site has plenty of interesting snippets concerning village folk. You can also use the search box on the upper right hand side to look for a family surname which interests you. We would like to expand this section, so if you can supply information about your family in Quorn, we would be pleased to publish it here.


 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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 Inaugural Meeting of Quorn Rawlins Old Girls Association, 1956  Inaugural Meeting of Quorn Rawlins Old Girls Association, 1956
Thomas Rawlins Grammar School became girls only in 1948 and in 1956 an Old Girls ...... cont.
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 William Henry Fewkes, 1861 to 1930  William Henry Fewkes, 1861 to 1930
The Fewkes family can trace its roots in Quorn back to the early 1600s and may well have ...... 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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 The Gartshores of Quorn - Restoring gravestones  The Gartshores of Quorn - Restoring gravestones
The attached document was written by David Kirkby, a descendent of the Gartshores of ...... 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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 Quorn D-Day 80th Commemoration - 2024  Quorn D-Day 80th Commemoration - 2024
In 2023 Quorn Local History Group created a project fund to assist groups or individuals ...... 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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 Motoring Fatality, 1930 Bull in the Hollow, Quorn  Motoring Fatality, 1930 Bull in the Hollow, Quorn
The Leicester Mail, Friday April 4th 1930 Terrible Motoring Fatality Near Quorn ...... cont.
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 The exceptional Quorn floods of 1875  The exceptional Quorn floods of 1875
Although Quorn had always flooded, July 1875 saw the worst floods that the village had ...... cont.
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 Alfred Thomas Warbis – The Old Bulls Head, Quorn  Alfred Thomas Warbis – The Old Bulls Head, Quorn
Alfred Thomas Warbis worked in advertising, but in addition produced 1,000s of pen and ...... cont.
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 Rawlins School Headteachers and Badges/Logos 1892 to 2023  Rawlins School Headteachers and Badges/Logos 1892 to 2023
Rawlins School has had 10 headteachers/principals and six badges/logos between its ...... cont.
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 Quorn Fields Farm History – The Hickling family and farm sale in 1974  Quorn Fields Farm History – The Hickling family and farm sale in 1974
Quorn Fields Farm was situated down a long track off Barrow Road, now known as Flesh ...... cont.
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 Condemned to Death for Sheep Stealing, 1828  Condemned to Death for Sheep Stealing, 1828
On 9th August 1828 the Leicester Chronicle reported that William Rudkin aged 47, his son ...... cont.
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 H.M.S QUORN Bell – Quorn Community Library  H.M.S QUORN Bell – Quorn Community Library
Originating in the Royal Navy, it is a custom to baptise a child under the ship's bell; ...... cont.
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 The Moss family in Quorn and Quorn Fields/Lodge Farm  The Moss family in Quorn and Quorn Fields/Lodge Farm
The milk bottle below was dug up from an old tip in Quorn and dates from the 1920s. It is ...... cont.
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 Tragedy at a Quorn bus stop, 1966  Tragedy at a Quorn bus stop, 1966
Dennis Marchant, with the help of the Loughborough Echo and the Quorn Parish Council ...... cont.
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 John Davys Cradock 1845 - 1921  John Davys Cradock 1845 - 1921
John Davys Cradock was born in Woodhouse in 1845 but by 1851 the family had moved to ...... cont.
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 Quorn Rawlins Grammar School panoramic photograph, 1965  Quorn Rawlins Grammar School panoramic photograph, 1965
This 'whole school' photograph was taken at Rawlins School in 1965, when it was an all ...... cont.
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 W E Cooke - In Buddon Wood, Quorndon  W E Cooke - In Buddon Wood, Quorndon
This picture, 'In Buddon Wood, Quorndon', from the 1890s, was scanned from an original ...... cont.
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 Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, Master of the Quorn Hunt, 1893-1898  Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, Master of the Quorn Hunt, 1893-1898
Passing the Farley Way, Loughborough Road junction in Quorn one can hardly help but ...... cont.
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 Obituary for Murray Rumsey from Quorn, 1963  Obituary for Murray Rumsey from Quorn, 1963
Murray Rumsey came to Quorn in 1910 and settled here, close to his brother, Rev Henry ...... cont.
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 Child drowned at Quorn, 1903  Child drowned at Quorn, 1903
Leicester Chronicle, Saturday 25th April 1903 CHILD DROWNED AT QUORN On Monday ...... cont.
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 Buddon Wood, Quorn, Trig Point, 1950s  Buddon Wood, Quorn, Trig Point, 1950s
Before 1974, Buddon Wood in the south of Quorn Parish, off Wood Lane, was beautiful ...... cont.
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 The History of 94 Meeting Street, Quorn  The History of 94 Meeting Street, Quorn
The story of a house in Quorn over 200 years. Sue Griffiths tells us about how her house, ...... cont.
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 Quorn Charities Darts - Beardsley new gift. 1963  Quorn Charities Darts - Beardsley new gift. 1963
Loughborough Monitor - 25th January 1963 The officials of the Quorn Charities Darts ...... cont.
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 Wrights Directory 1899 – Quorn entries  Wrights Directory 1899 – Quorn entries
Trade directories are a valuable source of information for both the local and family ...... cont.
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 Kelly's Directory 1899 – Quorndon entries  Kelly's Directory 1899 – Quorndon entries
Directories are a valuable source of information for both the local and family historian. ...... cont.
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 Poll Book 1841 – Quorndon Entries  Poll Book 1841 – Quorndon Entries
Poll books were the pre cursor to today’s electoral rolls and were published from the ...... cont.
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 1939 WW2 Register transcription - Quorn  1939 WW2 Register transcription - Quorn
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE SEARCHING THE PDF REGISTER DOCUMENT BELOW Searching ...... cont.
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 Frederick Penfold, Quorn stonemason  Frederick Penfold, Quorn stonemason
Frederick Richard Penfold was a stonemason who had his business in Quorn. He married ...... cont.
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 Quorn St Bart’s Junior Football Team 1947/48  Quorn St Bart’s Junior Football Team 1947/48
St Bart’s Junior School Football Team had a series of successes in the late 1940/early ...... cont.
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 The WW2 ‘kids’ from Freehold Street, Quorn  The WW2 ‘kids’ from Freehold Street, Quorn
Taken in the early 2000s (probably about 2007), this is a photograph of some of the ...... cont.
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 George Gartshore (1830 to 1917), farrier to the Quorn Hunt  George Gartshore (1830 to 1917), farrier to the Quorn Hunt
This document relates to the payment of expenses to George Gartshore by his employer, ...... cont.
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 Trees planted in memory of Quorn resident, Bill Edwards  Trees planted in memory of Quorn resident, Bill Edwards
The article below was taken from the Loughborough Echo dated 12th April 2015 when three ...... cont.
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 Sale of the contents of Quorn Court, 1926  Sale of the contents of Quorn Court, 1926
For most of the nineteen century and into the twentieth century, Quorn Court on High ...... cont.
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 A fete on Stafford Orchard, 1950s  A fete on Stafford Orchard, 1950s
Three ladies enjoying the sunshine at a fete on Stafford Orchard. The one in the middle ...... cont.
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 Quorn Old People's Fellowship outing, 1959  Quorn Old People's Fellowship outing, 1959
Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire was a favourite destination for Quorn Old People's ...... cont.
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 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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 Quorn National School, approx 1892  Quorn National School, approx 1892
Loughborough Echo Friday 28th November 1952 Are You On This Picture? Quorn Mixed – ...... cont.
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 Quorn National School 1900  Quorn National School 1900
Loughborough Echo Friday 19 December 1952 QUORN NATIONAL SCHOOL 1900 The above ...... cont.
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 Thomas Rawlins Grammar School, early 1920s  Thomas Rawlins Grammar School, early 1920s
Little is known about this photograph of Thomas Rawlins Grammar School that was probably ...... cont.
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 Louie Burrows, 1888 to 1962  Louie Burrows, 1888 to 1962
Louie Burrows is featured on the Quorn Old School Heritage Board and many people know ...... cont.
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 23 Chaveney Road, Quorn – The history of a house  23 Chaveney Road, Quorn – The history of a house
This article entitled ‘The House Detective!’ was written by Sue Templeman and appeared in ...... cont.
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 Quorn folk, Church Rooms, 1940s  Quorn folk, Church Rooms, 1940s
Very little is known about this photograph of Quorn folk, taken outside the Church Rooms, ...... cont.
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 Quorn Primary School Football Team, spring 1967  Quorn Primary School Football Team, spring 1967
Taken at St Bartholomew’s School when it was at the old School Lane premises. ...... cont.
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 Commonwealth Youth Enterprise Conference 1977 - Quorn visitors  Commonwealth Youth Enterprise Conference 1977 - Quorn visitors
Between the 13th and 27th July 1977 Quorn hosted 20 young Commonwealth youth delegates as ...... 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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 Evacuated to Quorn 1941  Evacuated to Quorn 1941
In 1941, five year old Jackie Lee (then known as Bessie Pearce) and her sister Heather ...... cont.
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 Sad death of the Quorn Parish Clerk – 1852  Sad death of the Quorn Parish Clerk – 1852
Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties Friday 26th November ...... 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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 Wilders/Stevenson/Kerslake photographs  Wilders/Stevenson/Kerslake photographs
The Wilders family came to Quorn from Walton on the Wolds and the first written record of ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew’s Church Extension, 1995  St Bartholomew’s Church Extension, 1995
An extension to provide more facilities for St Bartholomew’s Church had been needed for a ...... cont.
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 The Sequestration Papers of Edward Farnham of Quorndon  The Sequestration Papers of Edward Farnham of Quorndon
The Civil Wars between 1642 and 1651, saw armies loyal to King Charles I and Parliament ...... cont.
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 Thomas Delarue from Quorn, 1791 to 1878  Thomas Delarue from Quorn, 1791 to 1878
Behind so many names in old Quorn records lay stories that have been lost in the passage ...... cont.
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 The Harper family of Buddon Wood House  The Harper family of Buddon Wood House
John and Harriett Harper married in 1888 and in the early 1900s the couple and their ...... 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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 Thomas Rawlins Grammar School badge, about 1920  Thomas Rawlins Grammar School badge, about 1920
This enameled school badge shows the original crest of Thomas Rawlins Grammar School. ...... cont.
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 The wedding of Lucy Gartshore and Walter Eli Sutton, 1920  The wedding of Lucy Gartshore and Walter Eli Sutton, 1920
On 22nd May 1920, Lucy Gartshore married Walter Eli Sutton. Lucy lived at what is now 88 ...... 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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 Nut Row, Quorn  Nut Row, Quorn
This is a rare photograph of Nut Row in Quorn, which was a row of cottages off Station ...... cont.
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 William Rodger Johnstone 1902-1990, 15 Chaveney Road  William Rodger Johnstone 1902-1990, 15 Chaveney Road
William Johnstone, his wife Mary Ellen and their children lived in Quorn for a short time ...... 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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 Rawlins Grammar School, about 1910  Rawlins Grammar School, about 1910
Rawlins Grammar School opened in 1892 and moved to its present site in 1897. This ...... cont.
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 King William IVth pub, Leicester Road, 1930s  King William IVth pub, Leicester Road, 1930s
A rare coloured photograph of the King William IVth pub, which stood on Leicester Road, ...... cont.
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 Joyce Chamberlain, Alma Terrace, 1940s  Joyce Chamberlain, Alma Terrace, 1940s
This photograph was taken on Alma Terrace off Meeting Street. Alma Terrace was a row of ...... cont.
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 Lily and Pauline Hudson, 72 Leicester Road, 1937  Lily and Pauline Hudson, 72 Leicester Road, 1937
Frank Hudson, born in 1911, was brought up at Meadow View in Quorn, now 83 Barrow Road. ...... cont.
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 The Winterton family, Quorn  The Winterton family, Quorn
Top left John Henry Winterton, was born in Quorn in 1872 and died in 1932. He married ...... cont.
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 Harold Crossley, Quorn Fields Farm  Harold Crossley, Quorn Fields Farm
Harold Crossley was a hostler (ie he looked after the horses), employed by farmer Percy ...... cont.
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 An unidentified WW2 airman in Quorn Baptist Churchyard  An unidentified WW2 airman in Quorn Baptist Churchyard
In 1940, during WW2, the body of a young airman was found floating in the English ...... cont.
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 Three Quorn businessmen  Three Quorn businessmen
These three Quorn men are (left to right) Stan Orton, Tommy Howlett and Frank Hudson. ...... cont.
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 Quorndon - An extraordinary trout!  Quorndon - An extraordinary trout!
Loughborough Monitor - Thursday 21st December 1865 QUORNDON - TROUT EXTRAORDINARY A ...... cont.
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 The Quorn Ranch Company, North America  The Quorn Ranch Company, North America
Introduction The Quorn Ranch(e) Company was an English syndicate formed in 1886 ...... cont.
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 A Quorn football team, circa 1919  A Quorn football team, circa 1919
This photograph is a football team taken in Quorn. The player on the back row, (second ...... cont.
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 Medicine bottle from Green's chemist, Quorn  Medicine bottle from Green's chemist, Quorn
This medicine bottle came from Green's chemist on High Street, which was situated where ...... cont.
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 Edwin and Sarah Gartshore, Quorn  Edwin and Sarah Gartshore, Quorn
The first photograph is a studio portrait of Edwin Gartshore and his wife Sarah Ann ...... cont.
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 Old Quorn residents - George and Mary Gartshore  Old Quorn residents - George and Mary Gartshore
George and Mary Gartshore were born in 1830, married in 1854 and moved to Quorn in about ...... cont.
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 Gartshore family, summer fete, Stafford Orchard, 1960s  Gartshore family, summer fete, Stafford Orchard, 1960s
A summer fete on Stafford Orchard in the 1960s, with George and Olive Gartshore and their ...... cont.
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 Gartshore family, 15 High Street Quorn, 1960s  Gartshore family, 15 High Street Quorn, 1960s
The elderly couple in these photographs are George Harry Gartshore and his wife Olive, ...... cont.
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 Alfred Charles Morrison of Quorn - Pioneer of the electric milk float  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.
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 Mee and Marlow family pictures  Mee and Marlow family pictures
These family photographs were kindly supplied by Valerie Roche who lives in France, but ...... cont.
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 Machine shop at M. Wright and Sons, Quorn, early 1920s  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.
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 Civilian Bobbies on the beat in Quorn  Civilian Bobbies on the beat in Quorn
In this 2003 newspaper article held in the Quorn Parish Council Archives, Councillor Joan ...... cont.
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 Quorn Environmental Award (2000)  Quorn Environmental Award (2000)
Quorndon Parish Council won the Daily Telegraph/Calor Gas National Environmental Village ...... cont.
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 Student life at Soar House, Quorn, in the 1960s  Student life at Soar House, Quorn, in the 1960s
Paul Dilks was a student at Loughborough College of Education from 1966 to 1969 and his ...... cont.
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 Quorn Golden Jubilee Celebrations, May 2002  Quorn Golden Jubilee Celebrations, May 2002
The Quorndon Magazine had reported that for the 4th year running, the sun shone on the ...... cont.
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 Opening of Quorn Football Club new ground, 1960  Opening of Quorn Football Club new ground, 1960
Loughborough Echo, Friday, September 2nd, 1960. QUORN F.C. - NEW GROUND AND ...... cont.
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 Upset in Quorn Urban District Council!  Upset in Quorn Urban District Council!
The Illustrated Leicester Chronicle Saturday 24th April 1926 DESPICABLE ...... cont.
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 M Wright and Sons, Quorn - Centenary Celebration, 1960 - Programme  M Wright and Sons, Quorn - Centenary Celebration, 1960 - Programme
M Wright and Sons, elastic webbing manufacturers, started in Leicester in 1860 and moved ...... cont.
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 Quorn House, 1886  Quorn House, 1886
Quorn House on Meeting Street was originally known as the Over Hall and was the seat of ...... cont.
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 Retirement concert for Jack Briers,  Head of Quorn Primary School, 1971  Retirement concert for Jack Briers, Head of Quorn Primary School, 1971
These photographs were taken on the occasion of the retirement of Jack Briers, the ...... cont.
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 St Barts Primary School football team, 1959-60  St Barts Primary School football team, 1959-60
St Bartholomew’s Primary School football team, 1959-60. Teachers, left to right: Jack ...... cont.
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 Phyllis Field (nee Broom), 1917 - 2007  Phyllis Field (nee Broom), 1917 - 2007
Phyllis Broom was born at what is now 37 Farnham Street in Quorn and lived in the village ...... cont.
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 Quorn Village Event, early/mid 1950s  Quorn Village Event, early/mid 1950s
A village event in the early/mid 1950s. The gentleman holding the darts aloft is former ...... cont.
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 William Henry Norman (PC Billy Norman) 1889 to 1958  William Henry Norman (PC Billy Norman) 1889 to 1958
William Henry (Billy) Norman was born on 29th March 1889 in Oadby. After distinguished ...... cont.
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 PC Billy Norman – served in Quorn 1930 to 1944  PC Billy Norman – served in Quorn 1930 to 1944
In the 1980s and 1990s Harry Limbert, who lived in Quorn talked to a lot of the older ...... cont.
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 Quorn St Bartholomew’s Primary School, early 1950s  Quorn St Bartholomew’s Primary School, early 1950s
Taken in the early 1950s in the old primary school playground, when the school was on ...... cont.
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