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Nelson is a town in Lancashire in north-west England with a population of around 30,000. It is the administrative town for the Borough of Pendle which has a total population of around 100,000. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The British Isles consist of Great Britain, Ireland (usually) and a number of much smaller surrounding islands. ... Lancashire is a county and duchy palatine in the North of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... Pendle is a district borough of Lancashire, England, on the North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire borders. ...


Nelson is located 4 miles north of Burnley, 25 miles east of Preston, 25 miles north of Manchester and 30 miles west of Leeds. Location within the British Isles Burnley is a market town in the east of Lancashire in north-west England with a population of around 74,000. ... Preston is a city and local government district in North West England. ... Manchester is a city in the United Kingdom, famous for being the worlds first industrial city and considered by many to be UKs second city [1][2]. It is a centre of the arts, the media and big business. ... Leeds is the urban core of the metropolitan borough and city the City of Leeds in West Yorkshire in the north of England. ...


The town was named after Admiral Lord Nelson, having been formed by the combination of Great and Little Marsden in the early 19th century. It grew up as an industrial town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its economy being mostly based upon the textile industry (mainly cotton weaving). The textile industry has now sharply declined, leaving the town with high unemployment. It was also associated with the production of confectionery, including Jelly Babies and Victory Vs. The Package Holiday company Airtours (formally Pendle Travel and recently taken over by the MyTravel Group) began life as an independent travel agent here. The town is also home to Nelson F.C., a formerly professional football club that spent ten years in the Football League but nows plays in the lower reaches of the semi-professional leagues. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Jelly babies are a type of confectionery that look like little babies in a variety of colours. ... The Victory V is a brand of English cough lozenges. ... MyTravel Group PLC is a package holiday company based in the United Kingdom. ... Nelson F.C. are an English football club, based in Nelson, Lancashire. ... The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ...


Despite being home to a much larger South Asian community than adjoining Burnley, no "race riots" have occurred here yet (possibly due to the sheer imbalance of population). The British National Party gained a seat in the 4th May 2006 local elections in the borough. Brian Norman Parker took the Marsden Ward of the town, ousting a Labour candidate by 80 votes. Location within the British Isles Burnley is a market town in the east of Lancashire in north-west England with a population of around 74,000. ...


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Nelson, Lancashire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (268 words)
Nelson is a town in Lancashire in north-west England with a population of around 30,000.
Nelson is located 4 miles north of Burnley, 25 miles east of Preston, 25 miles north of Manchester and 30 miles west of Leeds.
The town is also home to Nelson F.C., a formerly professional football club that spent ten years in the Football League but nows plays in the lower reaches of the semi-professional leagues.
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