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
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.
Total: 214 artefacts returned over 22 pages
| Letter from HMS Quorn during WW2|
During WW2 Quorn Hunt Pony Club sent gifts and letters to the crew of HMS Quorn. The ...... cont.
| Letter from HMS Quorn, 1941|
During WW2, early in 1941, young Betty Morley from the Quorn Hunt Pony Club wrote to the ...... cont.
| Quorn in WW2 – The girls who listened|
Beaumanor Hall at Old Woodhouse was one of the largest Y stations, or listening stations ...... cont.
| Card from Quorn Prisoner of War Camp to Germany, 3rd June 1946|
Quorn POW camp was based in the grounds of Quorn House and the entrance was on Wood Lane, ...... cont.
| Vena Grain, 1895 to 1989. Oral history interview from 1985|
Vena Grain was born in Leicester on 21st February 1895, and the family moved to Quorn in ...... cont.
| Two photographs from Quorn in WW2|
These two photographs were taken during WW2 in 1942, in the back garden of 7 Mansfield ...... cont.
| Quorn Wood Tragedy - Gamekeeper found shot - March 1917|
Loughborough Herald - March 15th 1917
A sad tragedy was discovered in Quorn Wood on ...... cont.
| Food production from allotments and rabbits - WW1|
The two newspaper cuttings below reflect the efforts being made in Quorn during WW1, to ...... cont.
| Food rationing in Quorn in WW1|
Loughborough Herald - 31st January 1918
Quorn News - Food Control
The local Food ...... cont.
| Quorn supporting the war effort – WW1 newspaper cuttings|
The three newspaper cuttings below all come from the Quorn News section in1916 and 1917. ...... cont.