Nelson, Claremont Road, Rusholme. (c) NewtonBluesMCFC.
The Nelson on Claremont Road closed not long after City vacated the area to move into the City of Manchester Stadium in the east of the city. Better known as the Lord Lyon, it was a bit of a dive on the odd occasion we popped in here, usually on the way to better pubs like the Claremont or Beehive. I'm not sure why the Lord Lyon was renamed - may have been after the original street name, Nelson Street - as shown here in 1969.
The following describes the Lord Lyon in happier times, and also mentions another old, closed and much-missed Maine Road pub, the Welcome: "Mickey Gold ran the Lord Lyon on Claremont Road in Moss Side, perhaps the nearest pub to Manchester City's old ground at Maine Road and only a cock's-stride from Roy St Clair at the Welcome on the other side of Wilmslow Road. Good beer and good people at the Lord Lyon. "
Although still shown on googlemaps, the Lord Lyon / Nelson, which stood at the corner of Claremont Road and Victory Street, has recently been demolished, having spent its final years as a church meeting venue and then a snooker hall, 'Rusholme Pool Corner'. It joins its old neighbours, the Gardeners Arms, Rusholme Working Mens Club and Osbourne on the ghost pubs of Victory Street.