The pub in pre-war days
The Lord Nelson pub in the 1930s was very much a Lettres affair. In the mid 1930s the pub was run by Mr David(?) Lettres and during this time his grandson, Pat, and parents lived above.
When David died, his son Ernest (Pat’s uncle) took over the pub and the rest of the family including Pat and his parents lived around the corner in Kensington Place. This must have been a busy time for Ernest as he ran the local paper shop in Trafalgar Street as well.
Pat remembers having to wait until late on a Sunday for Sunday lunch because, as Ernest joined the family for lunch after shutting the pub, the meal rarely started before 2.30.