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: 218 artefacts returned over 22 pages
| Quorn war memorial, early 1920s|
The permanent Quorn War Memorial was opened in 1921. This photograph was taken shortly ...... cont.
| Robert Hudson – The experience of an evacuee|
In February 2017 Robert Hudson left a brief comment on one of the posts, on Quorn Village ...... cont.
| William Edward Hallam 1898 to 1984|
William Hallam lived in Quorn at 32 Wood Lane, all his life. He fought in WW1 and was ...... cont.
| Hidden heroes, Frank Hearn – a story of one man’s WW2|
Frank Hearn from Barrow Road in Quorn, was in the 64th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery ...... cont.
| 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.