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 time I ever went in. I live in Australia now and have a pool in my backyard. I went back to Nelson ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Janet Cottrell

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

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