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Quorn Events and Leisure

Like most active villages, Quorn has always loved fetes and carnivals. We include information and photographs recalling village events, often taking place in the Stafford Orchard park. These include Jubilees, celebratory occasions, and the many festivals which have occurred over the years.


 Quorn Brownies, early/mid 1960s  Quorn Brownies, early/mid 1960s
Quorn Brownies in the early/mid 1960. Can anyone provide any names? Names: 16 - ...... cont.
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 Quorn Brownies and Guides, late 1950s  Quorn Brownies and Guides, late 1950s
As detailed in cont.
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 Daphne Oxenford with Quorn Brownies, 1958  Daphne Oxenford with Quorn Brownies, 1958
Many people will remember Daphne Oxenford as a well known presenter of ‘Listen with ...... cont.
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 Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1963  Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1963
Who remembers this play equipment on Stafford Orchard (Quorn’s park) in the 1960s? When ...... cont.
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 Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1950s  Stafford Orchard, Quorn, 1950s
Three girls in Quorn’s park (Stafford Orchard) in the 1950s. The girl on the left is ...... cont.
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 Stafford Orchard, Quorn, about 1984  Stafford Orchard, Quorn, about 1984
The young girl in these photograph is Lynda Bradshaw. In the mid 1980s, Lynda was nanny ...... cont.
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 Firework Danger! – from 1892  Firework Danger! – from 1892
Saturday the 5th November 1892 saw a dreadful accident in Quorn, outside the shops on ...... cont.
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 Quorn Wakes on the Green, 1950s  Quorn Wakes on the Green, 1950s
For many years the annual Quorn Wakes (fair), was held on Quorn Village Green, which is ...... 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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 A history of the Church Rooms written in 1979  A history of the Church Rooms written in 1979
The history of the Church Rooms below was written by Jack Field in 1979, when the ...... cont.
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 Church Room fundraising fete, June 1929  Church Room fundraising fete, June 1929
In 1922 a committee was formed to raise funds for the building of a Church Room. Several ...... cont.
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 Quorn Church Rooms, 1979 golden jubilee order of service  Quorn Church Rooms, 1979 golden jubilee order of service
In September 1979 the golden jubilee of Quorn Church Rooms was celebrated with a week of ...... cont.
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 Quorn Church Rooms, 1979 golden jubilee programme  Quorn Church Rooms, 1979 golden jubilee programme
In 1979 Quorn Church Rooms celebrated its golden jubilee, having served the village for ...... cont.
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 Quorn Church Room Programme of Events 1938/39  Quorn Church Room Programme of Events 1938/39
Quorn Church Room opened in 1929 and provided a much needed focal point for church and ...... cont.
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 Eva and James Pell, 75 Meeting Street  Eva and James Pell, 75 Meeting Street
Can you help with any more names for the people in these pictures, or do you know the ...... cont.
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 Cycle racing on Quorn Green!  Cycle racing on Quorn Green!
Before it became a car park, Quorn Green in the centre of the village, on Station Road ...... cont.
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 Quorn ladies outing, 1950s?  Quorn ladies outing, 1950s?
Little is known about this photograph, other than it is Quorn ladies group enjoying an ...... cont.
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 Quorn Scout Gang Show programme, 1963  Quorn Scout Gang Show programme, 1963
Below is a Quorn Scout Gang Show programme from 1963. Remember that if you want to ...... cont.
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 Enjoying the sunshine! Quorn 1920s  Enjoying the sunshine! Quorn 1920s
This photograph was taken on the Greens at Barrow, which is within the parish of Quorn, ...... cont.
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 Football – Quorn match win! 1952  Football – Quorn match win! 1952
Loughborough Monitor, Friday 17th October 1952 Quorn Recover From Shock Quorn 2, ...... cont.
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 Tom Gartshore from Quorn – Fishing advice, 1952  Tom Gartshore from Quorn – Fishing advice, 1952
Loughborough Monitor, Friday 17th October 1952 They only catch ‘tiddlers’ today - ...... cont.
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 Collecting leaves on High Street, Quorn, October 1952  Collecting leaves on High Street, Quorn, October 1952
This great picture appeared in the Loughborough Monitor on Friday 17th October 1952, when ...... cont.
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 Fundraising for Quorn Church Rooms - garden fete accounts, 1923 to 1927  Fundraising for Quorn Church Rooms - garden fete accounts, 1923 to 1927
The Church Rooms were built in 1929, but the construction was preceded by several years ...... cont.
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 Pillings Lock, Quorn  Pillings Lock, Quorn
Pillings Lock is in the Parish of Quorn, to the north-east of the village itself, and is ...... cont.
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 Stafford Orchard Park, 1936, Sarah Farley  Stafford Orchard Park, 1936, Sarah Farley
This wonderful photograph was taken in 1936 on Stafford Orchard, the park in the middle ...... cont.
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Total: 274 artefacts returned over 11 pages


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