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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.


 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 ˝ 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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Total: 89 artefacts returned over 9 pages


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