Sunday, 28 June 2009

Nelson's hair makes £2,500 at auction.

A lock of Lord Horatio Nelson's hair has been auctioned for £2,500 in Lincolnshire.

The hair, which is encased in a brooch, is thought to have been cut from Lord Nelson's head after his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

It was sold to a private buyer at the auction held at Brown & Co in Brigg on Saturday.

The lock previously belonged to a woman from Worksop in Nottinghamshire whose family had links to the famous admiral.

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