Saturday, 9 April 2011

THE NELSON - ANN STREET - 80'S

The Nelson in Ann Street was a pub I knew of by name only - it wasn't one I've been in.
This picture of it, looking down Nelson Street, would have been taken around about the same time as the ad which is dated 1987, when Bobbie Glennie was the host with the most!
Nelson himself may have been victorious in his campaigns, but for The Nelson it was a losing battle. Along came the Dundee bulldozers and the little watering-hole on the corner sank without trace!
Photo by The Bear.

9 comments:

  1. ended up very rough

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  2. It was still standing in 2002 - when did it get pulled down? Iloved how it said "purveyors of hard liquor" above the door ha ha!

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  3. This was my local in 1966, lived just down the road 20 Nelson Street, had many a good time in there, the landlord at the time was "George ???" prices 1 shilling and 10 pence a pint. Dominoes was the game most played then. Was a lovely friendly place back them, good beer too.

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  4. George McDougall was the landlord shown in the Dundee Directory.

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  5. Glennie made a James Hunt of running this boozer, same as he done in Harlequins & the Michelin club

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  6. Glennie the Leg end

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  7. Glennie the piss head, more like...
    Did he no get the heave fae Dens hospitality as well fir makin a fool of himself?

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  8. glennie is god to all you jealous mofos out there! grow up and get over it jealousy gets you know where! keep up the good work bobbie long live boab g the life long dee ...... legend!!!

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  9. I lived at 12 Nelson St through the 60's into the 70's. It was always known as 'The Nelson Bar' and as far as I'm aware it was always a 'hard bar', but me and my friend used to go guising in and out the bars along Ann St and down the hill. I danced, she sang and we made a fortune and never had any trouble-we did this for 3 or 4 years & were around 11years old

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