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About Quorn Village On-line Museum

Quorn Village On-line Museum was created in July 2009 and is maintained by village volunteers.

Information has been obtained from many sources including census records, parish records, gravestones, Quorn postcards, local papers, village publications, local and nation archives, villagers (past and present) and other people with connections to Quorn.

The aim of the museum is to document the history of Quorn and to provide an archive of local information that will be invaluable to the researcher and interesting to anyone with a connection to our village.

We know from feedback that our site provides pleasure for the casual browser and helps people to understand what makes Quorn the village it is today. Thousands of hours of painstaking transcription and research has gone into bringing you this unique repository of village information.

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Acknowledgements

 Thankyou Thanks and acknowledgement are due to so many people and organisations for their help and assistance. Most are acknowledged in their individual artefact contributions, however below are organisations and individuals who have made a valuable but more general contribution to the museum:

The Awards for All Lottery Fund
Granting funding to develop the site.

Quorn Parish Council
Sponsoring the bid for funding.

The Bygone Quorn in Photographs Team
The Bygone Quorn in Photographs book is still regarded as the definitive social history of the village. Thanks go to the late Don Wix and his team.

The Loughborough Echo
So much of interest in their archives, thanks for allowing use of material.

The Quorndon Records, 1912, G F Farnham
Well known but probably little read. Gives an insight into the early history of Quorn from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

Many Individuals
Where artefacts or information has been supplied by individuals, we have attempted to acknowledge them within each artefact's information.

The Reverend Edward Foord-Kelcey (Vicar of Quorn 1892 to 1909)
Long gone but his documenting of the history of the village has been a valuable source of information.

William Shuttlewood (Quorn Photographer 1905 to 1910)
Chemist and photographer extraordinare. Although he took photographs during only a short period of time, they provide us with a rich source of material for life in Quorn during the early years of the 20th century.

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