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Memories of life in Quorn, by Arthur Long

Tom Long’s name is known by most people in Quorn because of Tom Long’s Meadow, which lies between Sanders Road and Spinney Drive. Many people also remember Tom himself, from when he used to farm and sell coal in Quorn. Tom was born in Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire in 1884, but him, his wife and children moved to Quorn in about 1914, when he was a Farm Bailiff for John Davys Cradock from Quorn Court. Tom and Ester brought up their four children here, and lived firstly on Meeting Street and later on Spinney Drive.

In his later life Arthur Long, the youngest child of Tom and Ester Arthur Long, Tom and Esther’s youngest child, wrote down his memories of his childhood and teenage years in Quorn. They provide a fascinating insight into Quorn in the 1920s and 1930s and Arthur’s wife and family have kindly allowed them to be published on the museum website.

See also Artefact 2222, which includes a very special piece of converted cine film of Tom Long in his meadow.

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 Submitted on: 2019-06-14
 Submitted by: The Long family
 Artefact ID: 2228

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