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Quorn Local Government and Public Health

Here we can trace the history of local government in the village. We have subsections on the Local Board, which surprising for a relatively small village, evolved into an Urban District Council and which ultimately in 1936 became the Parish Council. The information is primarily taken from newspaper sources instead of minutes as the papers tended to report on the more interesting aspects of the meetings.

Public health was a matter of great concern for our forefathers and we can read with the benefit of a modern understanding of basic hygiene, the horrors of frequent infant mortality due to the recurring infectious diseases, often caused by terrible sanitary conditions.


 Quorn Milestone  Quorn Milestone
On the Leicester Road between the pavement and the fence stands a little-known link with ...... cont.
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 1935 Silver Jubilee Seat petition  1935 Silver Jubilee Seat petition
In May 1935, King George V and Queen Mary Silver Jubilee was celebrated in Quorn with ...... cont.
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 Quorndon Coronation Celebrations Minute Book 1936/7  Quorndon Coronation Celebrations Minute Book 1936/7
In January 1936, King George V died and his eldest son Edward VIII succeeded him as King ...... 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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 Woodthorpe and Quorndon Parish Boundary Marker  Woodthorpe and Quorndon Parish Boundary Marker
This boundary marker was originally sited on the A6 Trunk Road to indicate the position ...... cont.
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 Quorn – the best kept village!  Quorn – the best kept village!
Between 1996 and 2004 the village received a number of awards. Quorn Parish Council at ...... 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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 Quorndon Parish Council – the best in the country!  Quorndon Parish Council – the best in the country!
This article appeared in the press shortly after Quorndon Parish Council was named ...... cont.
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 HMS Quorn  HMS Quorn
Three ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Quorn as part of the ‘Hunt Class’. ...... cont.
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 Quorndon Embossing Presses  Quorndon Embossing Presses
These two embossing presses were found during the 2020 Parish Council office move from ...... 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 Police Station, 1980s  Quorn Police Station, 1980s
Quorn Police Station closed in 2011 and the land has since been redeveloped for housing. ...... cont.
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 Quorn and the Spanish flu epidemic  Quorn and the Spanish flu epidemic
The worldwide ‘Spanish Flu’ pandemic of 1918 hit the UK in waves and it is estimated that ...... cont.
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 Quorn toilet dispute! 1961  Quorn toilet dispute! 1961
The British Film Institute Player website includes a 1 ½ minute clip of film made in ...... cont.
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 Recreation Ground for Quorn, April 1914  Recreation Ground for Quorn, April 1914
Melton Mowbray Mercury and Oakham and Uppingham News - Thursday 2nd April ...... cont.
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 Quorn, Beating the Bounds, May 1917  Quorn, Beating the Bounds, May 1917
Loughborough Echo - Friday 18th May 1917 QUORN, BEATING THE BOUNDS — On Wednesday ...... cont.
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 Quorn UDC horse and cart  Quorn UDC horse and cart
This photograph was taken in the early 1900s and is an picture that the team have never ...... cont.
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 List of Overseers of the Poor – Quorn 1801 to 1879  List of Overseers of the Poor – Quorn 1801 to 1879
This list was taken from the Quorndon Vestry Meeting minute book. Vestry Meetings were an ...... cont.
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 List of Parish Constables – Quorn 1784 to 1835  List of Parish Constables – Quorn 1784 to 1835
This list was taken from the Quorndon Vestry Meeting minute book. Vestry Meetings were an ...... cont.
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 Urban District Council - Stafford Orchard, conditions of sale - 1918  Urban District Council - Stafford Orchard, conditions of sale - 1918
Loughborough Herald - 7th November 1918 A meeting of this Council was held at the ...... cont.
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 Urban District Council Election - 1896  Urban District Council Election - 1896
Loughborough Herald - 26th March 1896 Mr George White, the returning officer, received ...... cont.
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 Urban District Council meeting - September 1915  Urban District Council meeting - September 1915
The reports of the UDC meetings offer us an insight as to how life on the home front ...... cont.
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 Medical Report - 1926  Medical Report - 1926
Loughborough Echo - 17th September 1926 A special meeting of the Quorn Urban ...... cont.
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 Retirement of Dr Wykes, Quorn, late 1970s  Retirement of Dr Wykes, Quorn, late 1970s
The retirement of Quorn doctor, Dr Wykes, 1977/78. Left to right: Phyllis Field, Mrs ...... cont.
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 The Old Lock-up  The Old Lock-up
These photographs were taken in the early 1960s, around the time that the public toilets ...... cont.
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 Rawlins snogging row called storm in a teacup  Rawlins snogging row called storm in a teacup
Loughborough Monitor - 5th November 1971 Allegations that Rawlins school pupils are ...... cont.
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 Quorn's Jubilee Cash - 1977  Quorn's Jubilee Cash - 1977
Loughborough Echo - 26th August 1977 Quorn's Jubilee Cash The future of £350 that ...... cont.
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 Quorn's 'Monument' to close - 1963  Quorn's 'Monument' to close - 1963
This newspaper article documents the closing of the notorious public loos which were ...... cont.
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 Post War reconstruction - 1944  Post War reconstruction - 1944
Loughborough Echo - 7th January 1944 Quorn Parish Council - Post-war houses site ...... cont.
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 Leicester Road, The Gas House - then and now  Leicester Road, The Gas House - then and now
The older picture was taken on Leicester Road in the 1930s. It is looking up from what is ...... cont.
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 Quorn Gas Works - Early Days  Quorn Gas Works - Early Days
Today, most of us like to think of Quorn as a large, but rural village. However in the ...... cont.
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 Quorn Gas Works 1960s  Quorn Gas Works 1960s
Quorn Gas Works on Leicester Road (where The Brinks is now), finished producing gas in ...... cont.
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 Quorn by-pass stops business and housing plans inquiry told - 1960  Quorn by-pass stops business and housing plans inquiry told - 1960
Loughborough Monitor - December 9th 1960 Uncertainty about a proposed by-pass at ...... cont.
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 Quorn land is 'unsuitable' for housing, say planners - 1960  Quorn land is 'unsuitable' for housing, say planners - 1960
Here are an interesting couple of newspaper articles commenting on the refusal of ...... cont.
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 Quorndon Association for the Prosecution of Felons  Quorndon Association for the Prosecution of Felons
During the 1700s, there was no police force and it was victims and private individuals ...... cont.
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 Quorn Fire Service - Copies of notes made by J Ward from manuscripts lent by Mr D Hack  Quorn Fire Service - Copies of notes made by J Ward from manuscripts lent by Mr D Hack
These notes were provided by Don Wix. They were gathered as part of the research for ...... cont.
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 Quorn Fire Service - The Town Fire Engine in 1862  Quorn Fire Service - The Town Fire Engine in 1862
These notes were provided by Don Wix. They were gathered as part of the research for ...... cont.
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 Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass Options  Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass Options
This document was used to set out the two options for the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley ...... cont.
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 Quorn National Fire Service  Quorn National Fire Service
The Quorn National Fire Service pictured outside The White Horse. This photograph is ...... cont.
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 Professor D. C. Freshwater  Professor D. C. Freshwater
Leicester Graphic - February 1973 Professor Freshwater has been head of the department ...... cont.
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 Substantial price reduction - Interview with gas engineer  Substantial price reduction - Interview with gas engineer
Loughborough Echo 18th February 1938 The purchase of the Quorn and Mountsorrel Gas ...... cont.
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 The Quorn by-pass  The Quorn by-pass
Loughborough Echo 4th February 1938 The proposal to by-pass Quorn by a road running ...... cont.
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 Turning on gas for Quorn  Turning on gas for Quorn
Loughborough Echo 4th February 1938 The Mayor of Loughborough (Ald. A. Lacey) at the ...... cont.
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 Quorn takes Loughboro gas - Mayor starts supply - An important event  Quorn takes Loughboro gas - Mayor starts supply - An important event
Loughborough Echo 28th January 1938 An important event in the history of the ...... cont.
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 Quorn Parish Council  Quorn Parish Council
Loughborough Echo 4th December 1936 The monthly meeting of the Quorn Parish Council ...... cont.
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 All-night lighting at Quorn - 1958  All-night lighting at Quorn - 1958
Loughborough Echo - 9th May 1958 Quorn is on the verge of having all-night lighting on ...... cont.
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 A Quorn Complaint - state of Freehold Street.  1934  A Quorn Complaint - state of Freehold Street. 1934
Loughborough Echo - 9th November 1934 Criticism by Chairman The monthly meeting of ...... cont.
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 Quorndon Parish Council, monthly meeting April 1963  Quorndon Parish Council, monthly meeting April 1963
Loughborough Monitor - 12th April 1963 Quorn Parish Council decided at its monthly ...... cont.
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Total: 100 artefacts returned over 2 pages


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