About "Boy Boy" Nelson
One of four Nelson children evacuated during WWII to Durham. He came back different. Being in Durham from 4 til 8 years old he returned with a Northern accent and a love of maths and education was 'the way' and was keen to grasp the opportunity. He was the first to pass the 11+ but his reward was to be under pressure from school and home - he became a carpenter. He funded himself to be educated and attended night school where he met his wife and 4 children quickly followed.