Nelson, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

My Mum's Start In Life 1926

My mum had the misfortune to be born illegitimate her mum had to go to the workhouse because of the situation,and that's where mum was born! From there she was taken in by her aunties family not knowing the truth,and the sad thing was that she saw her real mum every day but had no idea who she was,she had a rough ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Andy Wild

Marsden Park Swimming Pool

I have a host of memories of MPSP. The earliest is from the 1950s when I used to play on the fountain -- seen in the foreground -- with my cousins (Towers) who would visit from Cleveleys. It was also the first place where I saw a girl's breast. To the left was a 2 or 3 tiered diving board. Kids would line up behind ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Charles Duerden

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 stayed with a lovely couple, Mr and Mrs Slater and Mrs Barnes. They had a grocers shop but I don,t ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Frances Foucher