Colin Tooke
The Nelson Connection

The Nelson ConnectionGreat Yarmouth

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Nelson Connection

Colin Tooke

Nelson visited Great Yarmouth three times, on each occasion making a lasting impact on the population. The town was at that time an important naval depot, supplying the vessels of the English Fleet anchored in the Roads. It was also a garrison town living in fear of invasion.

In 1814 the town celebrated the overthrow of Napoleon with a dinner for over 8,000 people. Three years later Norfolk's own monument to Nelson was erected in the centre of the town's racecourse. The first Nelson Museum was opened in the town in 1843. During the last 200 years there have been many exhibitions and pageants celebrating the life of Nelson. The book, with its 40 illustrations, looks at all these events.


This book is now available from Jarrolds and other book shops, priced at 4.99   Free P & P if purchased from the author, address as below:

14 Hurrell Road


Gt Yarmouth

NR30 5XG



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