A group of Wandsworth men remembered the Battle of Trafalgar in the best way they know how, with a full English breakfast and a few pints.

The party of eight sat down at the Alma Hotel in Old York Road on October 21 where numerous toasts were given, including The Immortal Memory.

The group, led by Putney man Hugh Thompson, have been celebrating this date for many years and said it's as important a day as any.

"Nelson is as much part of the nation's fabric as Shakespeare, Keats, Brunel and Churchill," he said.

"We celebrate not only a glorious death, but a life which took a small boy who lost his mother and joined the navy at 12 to a man who at 47 became the Immortal Memory.

"Friends for breakfast, frankly we don’t have enough such breakfasts.”

Fellow Putney resident David Richards added: “I have always been a Nelson fan but this Brexit year has brought it to the fore.

"Lord Nelson, together with countless unsung heroes both before and after him, sacrificed his life in the defence of this nation's sovereignty.

"Nelson would certainly not countenance entering into any kind of treaty with a group of nations whose avowed intent is to abolish the sovereignty of the United Kingdom. And nor do I. Whatever I always enjoy the breakfast."

The group even brought along a few Nelson masks which they purchased at the National Portrait Gallery.