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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 it was on. I used to go to the movie houses there; one was the Palace, the Grand, the Magestic and ...Read full memory

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

Remembering Our Wedding.

On the 24th March 1962 we had our wedding reception at The Lord Nelson Hotel. We invited 50 guests and were on a very tight budget but The Lord Nelson did us proud. Next year we will be celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary so it's natural that my memories turn back to where it all began. At the time I thought ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Marion Warn