HMS Nelson

One of the privileges of being involved with Solent Protection Society is that we occasionally get to see historic sites in the area that are not generally accessible by the public. So when Solent Forum (of which SPS is a member) were invited by the QHM (Queen’s Harbourmaster) to hold their meeting at HMS Nelson, we leapt at the chance

HMS Nelson - Officers Mess

The historic building housing the wardroom is a monument to naval history, with many famous battles being recorded on the balustrades of the main staircase

HMS Nelson - Officers Mess

Corridors and walls have many paintings, though it can be very difficult to find a workable camera angle,

HMS Nelson - Officers Mess

In the dining room there are huge murals, but the sunlight streaming in through the windows produced glare that was difficult to handle. This is the best we could manage.

HMS Nelson - Officers Mess

There are also numerous fascinating artefacts, including a beautiiful model of a frigate made by French prisoners of war from soup bones! But the glare from the glass case and the mirror beyond make photography almost impossible!

HMS Nelson - Officers Mess at

More pictures from this series are on a flickr set (click here)