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The Nelson Photo News



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When the Perim came to Nelson to load fruit, its chief engineer, Harry Southcott, had a collection of 492 army and police cap badges from all over the world. When he left, his collection, probably the most extensive in the world, was well over the 500 mark. Not only does he collect badges but he also knows each one and the history of its regiment. Pride of collection are badges of Letter-kenney Volunteers in the Napoleonic wars. These two badges, dated 1796, are not even in the Whitehall museum. But Harry left Nelson without finding the one badge he wants - Long Range Desert Group. If anyone can help, his address is 49 Rancliffe Garden, Eltham SE 9, London.


A sight seldom seen today. A five-horse team working on the farm of O'Connor Bros, Appleby.


Five Japanese women visited Nelson in the course of a goodwill tour. A big crowd attended an evening arranged by Townswomen's Guild and saw the oriental visitors give floral and Japanese dancing displays. At bottom left are dancers, Miss N. Goto, Miss H. Mori and Miss K. Tamara. Floral art was shown by Mrs T. Sato (right) and Mrs K. Kawai.