Stoke resident Kevin Hoult rode the train into Nelson College from Belgrove between 1942 and 1945. After finishing college he worked as a paperboy for the railroad. On...Read more about "Railway Memories"...
Blenheim's Seymour Square was, officially, named after Henry Seymour who, with his son-in-law Alfred Fell, owned the land on which The Beaver[blenheim-or-the-beaver/] (Blenheim) was built. It is also said...Read more about "Seymour Square"...
Cyril Spear's Words of War
The diaries of a Nelson Evening Mail journalist provide some of the most compelling accounts of World War I to be written by a Nelson soldier. Cyril Saunderson Spear...Read more about "Cyril Spear's Words of War"...
*Those were the days, the days of the matinee* During the immediate post war years, Saturday matinees were all the rage with our generation of kids. Whether it...Read more about "Nelson Matinee"...
Marj Matthews of Redwoodtown
*The Matriarch of Redwoodtown* Marj (Marjory) Matthews, who died on 15 February 2011, had a good nose for business and a keen eye for property, and was the driving...Read more about "Marj Matthews of Redwoodtown"...
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