Wednesday, January 06, 2010
ABC Wednesday - Y is for Ye Old Nelson
Ye Olde Nelson on Chapel Street, Salford, an ornate building, one of the landmarks of the city, was built in 1899 on the site of a pub which had opened for business in 1805, the year Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson died as his fleet defeated the French and Spanish. Buildings around it have already been demolished in what has become a development site.
A report in the Manchester Evening News on April 1st 2004 reported that "When it closed last year the pub still had many of its original fittings. Now business leaders and residents are heading a campaign to prevent it being bulldozed and turned into a block of flats."
A fire in 2004 gutted the inside of the building, but the outside survived. Reports in 2009 [dead link deleted] appear to confirm that it has been saved from demolition and will be incorporated into the redevelopment of the area.
These photographs were taken in September 2009 and from this angle Ye Old Nelson seems to tower above the Beetham Tower seen in the background.
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