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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 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 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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 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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 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 - 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 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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Total: 82 artefacts returned over 9 pages


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