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

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