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Nelson

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Longcroft Nursery
« on: September 12, 2019, 08:22:02 am »
You can find some really unusual old postcards on E-Bay and here’s one. Bearing in mind Longcroft’s history (owned by James Britten Balley, shipbuilder and creator of Swiss Gardens; Goodchild, later proprietor of Swiss Gardens and  its use as a school) it may seem surprising that it was also a nursery at one time. A look at the 1912 map though shows just how much greenhouse space there was on the property (Longcroft was on the corner of Southdown and Hebe roads and later replaced by flats).