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Fires in Nelson
When Nelson went to blazes It was during my childhood years. Very few people had telephones. If you wanted to call the fire brigade you had to rush up...Read more about "Fires in Nelson"...
The Great Blenheim Flood of 1923
Blenheim was built at the junction of two rivers as a river port, close to sea level1. Blenheim's early history was one of frequent flooding until extensive river...Read more about "The Great Blenheim Flood of 1923"...
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"...
Nelson Public Libraries
The Nelson Public Libraries as we know them today consist of the Elma Turner Library[http://www.nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/library/opening-hours/elma-turner-library/], Nightingale Memorial Library[sitetree_link,id=440] and Stoke Library[sitetree_link,id=779]. The Library was one of the first to be established in...Read more about "Nelson Public Libraries"...
Theodore Rigg and World War One
Theodore Rigg (KBE, 1888-1972) was highly regarded as Director of the Cawthron Institute in Nelson from 1934-1956. During World War One, as a Quaker, he devoted himself to philanthropic...Read more about "Theodore Rigg and World War One"...
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