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

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