Nelson, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Nelson and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Theres No Place Like Home

I used to walk up Railway St years ago on my way home to Pilgrim St. Looking at these street pictures makes me want visit and see my old home town. I went to Walverden School but can't remember the name of the street ...Read full memory

St Mary's Street

My grandmother lived in St Mary's Street with the lovely church on the corner. Her name was Mabel Horsefall (second marriage) first married name 'Mitton', maiden name Scott. My mother was Doris MItton. I would be about seven ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Susan Draper

Evacuated To Nelson

In January 1944 I was just over a year old and lived in Essex with my parents, John and Ellen (Nell) White. Mum and I were evacuated to Nelson, we travelled by train and shared the long journey with many service men. We ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Frances Foucher