Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Nelson Inn, Pickstone Street

Nelson Inn, Pickstone Street, Monsall. (c) Bob Potts [1].

The Nelson Inn on Pickstone Street was nicknaned "One Eye's" after the landlord who had, you guessed it, one good eye.  Women drinkers in the tiny snug of the Empress Brewery house used to pass the snuff around.  The Nelson Inn opened in 1868 and closed in 1957 due to a compulsory purchase order, and had been previously owned by the Greatorex Brothers brewery of Moss Side [1].  Pickstone Street was renamed Prestwick Street and used to run off Monsall Street in what is now the Monsall estate.

1. The Old Pubs of Rochdale Road and neighbourhood Manchester, Bob Potts (1985).

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