Nelson, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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 further up the street). Waiting for one of our parents to come out of the pub every hour or so with ...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 in Samual Holden's mill and had an artifical leg gained in the First World War, he lived in a house ...Read full memory

A memory of Nelson by Edward Holmes

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