Flags hoisted in Nelson Gardens to honour Lord Nelson

Flags hoisted in Nelson Gardens to honour Lord Nelson

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Date Photo Taken 21st October 1955
Area Merton
Copyright 1 Croydon Times
Picture Reference MerMor_​Events_​R_​Z_​59-1
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Notes / History Viscount Horatio Nelson lived in Merton between 1801 and 1805, sharing a property called Merton Place with Emma Hamilton and her husband Sir William Hamilton.

To commemorate this local association, and Nelson's prowess as a naval commander, Merton schoolchidren have traditionally raised special flags as a mark of respect on Trafalgar Day.

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