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Wartime Quorn

This section contains extracts and accounts relating to Quorn in both world wars. It includes many photographs of Quorn service men and women, information about the American 82nd Airborne Division who were based in Quorn in WW2, transcriptions of names from the war memorial (including when and where they died) ,and many other pieces of interesting information relating to life in Quorn during wartime.

There are also references to the Boer and Crimea wars. As with so many other towns and villages, Quorn had its quota of war heroes and tales of courage, valour and self-sacrifice which should not be forgotten.


 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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 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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 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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Total: 352 artefacts returned over 118 pages


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