Nelson, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Marsden Park

I can remember the only time I went in the pool at Marsden Park. I couldn't swim and was about 7 years old. For some reason prob the cold water my mum didn't want  to go in the water so a neighbour took me in. That was the only ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Janet Cottrell

Borough Hotel

This photo brings back a lot of memories for me as a kid aged 5 in 1971, when me and my older brother spent around 3 hours on a Saturday afternoon playing outside the pub(Borough Hotel) and the steps of Woolworths (just a bit ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Andrew Duerden

My Uncle Bill

I used to go to stay with my Uncle Bill when I was a child in the 1940s and later on in the 1950s when I was a teenager. I would go down`t imp in Nelson on a Saturday night. My Uncle Bill was well known around the town, he worked ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Edward Holmes