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Last Updated: Friday, 21 October 2005, 19:42 GMT 20:42 UK
Nelson's namesake town celebrates
Lord Nelson
The town was named after Lord Nelson
The Lancashire town that took its name from Admiral Lord Nelson is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Trafalgar this weekend.

The mill town of Nelson formed in the 19th Century, when the villages of Great and Little Marsden grew together.

The settlement, near Burnley, was named after the Nelson Inn, which was at the centre of the new town.

Residents will be entertained by Bright Fusion Samba Band, Accrington Pipe Band and street entertainers on Saturday.

The Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Sea Cadets will also be performing their drill and a semaphore display.




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