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#283997 - 15th Jan 2009 9:38am Nomad AKA Norman Ellison
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I read his books as a child and am collecting the off Amazon etc at the moment. I am trying to find as much information as I can about him as he is a fantastically knowlegeable local naturalist whose work has given me a huge amount of pleasure. Does anyone have any links or clues as to where I might get more information about the great man?

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#284015 - 15th Jan 2009 10:56am Re: Nomad AKA Norman Ellison [Re: bernie66]
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http://www.thecharlestunnicliffesociety.co.uk/nomadbooks.html

Not much help, but interesting. I remember Nomad too. I've got a feeling he lived in West Kirby.

Maybe you remember Romany too?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bramwell_Evens

Welcome BTW; hope you find lots to interest you here.

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#284024 - 15th Jan 2009 11:43am Re: Nomad AKA Norman Ellison [Re: chriskay]
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Norman Frederick Ellison was born in Liverpool 1893 and died 1976

He did live in West Kirby

2nd from left, front row on picture
http://www.deeestuary.co.uk/images/hiltrip.jpg

Started Children's hour 1943 (Wandering with Nomad)

Victor Smith and Leslie N Radcliffe(LNR) both written articles on him in magazines. Visit the Halton Council Library Website for details as one of them is reprinted in leaflet form (search for his full name above in library site if want to see details of these two articles).

http://library.halton.gov.uk/


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#284051 - 15th Jan 2009 1:50pm Re: Nomad AKA Norman Ellison [Re: diggingdeeper]
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As a young lad I listened to as many Nomad broadcasts as I could and must have read all the books many times. The knowledge, observation and interpretation were the inspiration for me starting a career in science - albeit not in natural History subjects that lasts through to today - almost 60 years later

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#284266 - 16th Jan 2009 10:32am Re: Nomad AKA Norman Ellison [Re: Snodvan]
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Thanks for the replies so far. I can't locate transcripts of the "Down Natures Byeways" anywhere and he does not really feature on the bbc website if I search there either.
He knew the area so well so ifeel he must have left more of a legacy than his books, I just can't find it.

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