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The Nelson

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The Nelson was situated on North Road, Westcliff On Sea. This pub is awaiting conversion to flats.

I remember the Nelson from my early drinking days in Southend (nearly 60 years ago now). It was a big, noisy and extremely friendly place under a Scots governor named Bill who was, of course, called Jock. I am sure that they realised that we were not quite old enough to be in there legally but we only drank mild ale and kept quiet. It was rumoured that it was the haunt of some of the local villains, and it may well have been, but that was said about almost every other pub in Southend as well'
It is now more than fifty years since I have been there but I have very fond memories and am sorry that it is no more.
John Kempster (March 2018)
Now converted to flats named Shamsuddin Court.
Steven Douglas (May 2019)
My great-grandfather, Frank Davey, born July 25, 1864 in South Ockendon, built The Nelson (inn and pub) on North Road in Westcliff on Sea, Essex. His son, Stanley G. Davey, was my grandfather. Stanley moved to Southern California in 1920, and has a large family still living in the States. My goal was to visit England and stop in at The Nelson. Iím so sorry I never did this.
Laurel Yorks (September 2020)

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