Nelson, Leeds Road 1961

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Caption for Nelson, Leeds Road C1955: The Borough Hotel is on the right of our picture; this was a Dutton House. Woolworth's is a little further up the street. The Corporation once operated a light railway to Barrowford and Colne from here.

An extract from Heart of Lancashire Photographic Memories.

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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)

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)

I was aged ten in 1960 and went to Bragley School, and would go swiming every day at the old Baths. Wish I had info on the swiming baths. Walking up and down this street, the clock always stands out, when meeting friends it was always under the clock.

I remember the Borough Hotel, mainly because it was a Duttons house and they sold their spirits in 1/5 of a gill, when all the other pubs gave 1/6th gill (same price).

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Caption for Nelson, Leeds Road C1955: The Borough Hotel is on the right of our picture; this was a Dutton House. Woolworth's is a little further up the street. The Corporation once operated a light railway to Barrowford and Colne from here.

An extract from Heart of Lancashire Photographic Memories.

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