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Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 1, Issue 6, March 1964


page 8

The President of the Nelson Historical Society, Mr. L. E. H. Baigent, welcomed nearly 100 last evening at Isel where members were given the opportunity to examine the historical material so far collected and examine rooms used by the Society. Progress was reported in the preparation of an article on the origin of Nelson street names.

A film strip of the history of Nelson, compiled by the secretary, Mr. B. E. Dickinson, was shown to members. The strip had been prepared for schools and was based mainly on photographs from the society's collection, many of which have been loaned to "The Evening Mail" for its "Pages from the Past" series. It dated from early paintings before the advent of photography up to the present day harbour reclamation.