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

Many Now Forgotten

Many Now Forgotten

A list of twenty-nine names was approved at the meeting. Almost half of them had since been forgotten, he said. Fort Calvi, Fort Bastia, Aboukir Battery and Aglionby Point were all on what was named Fifeshire Island, but what we know as Haulashore Island. The Fish Market figured on the early maps about where the Globe Hotel now stands and the Meat Market was in Bridge Street near the Eel Pond, the present pond in Queen's Gardens.

The origin of Bridge Street seemed easy as there were two bridges in this street, he said. However, the street was named Bridge Street in March, 1842, while the bridges, Saltwater Bridge at the west end, and the Maitai Bridge at the east were not built until October 1842, and April 1843 respectively. It was suggested that the street was named after Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge.

Some of the names in use today, referring to Lord Nelson originated as follows, he said: Trafalgar, Nile, Copenhagen, St. Vincent were his most famous victories.

Lord Collingwood, a British Admiral, was one of Nelson's greatest friends. Hardy was his captain on the Victory at Trafalgar and at Copenhagen.

It was well to remember, he said, that the majority of the main streets of Nelson still retained the names they were given originally even though the spelling had changed over the years.