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Green Dragons meet at... Green Dragon

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 25, 2013

Some of the society members outside The Green Dragon.

Comments (0) THE Green Dragon Mysteries Society has reunited - just over a year after it closed its doors for the last time in its old form.


Society members were reunited as they met at The Green Dragon in St Edward Street, Leek, on Wednesday, July 17.

Founded in early 1994, the society ran for 18 years, meeting at the pub when it used to be The Swan Hotel, with monthly speakers on a wide variety of subjects.

It was very successful for many years, with over 100 members,and remained so until recent years when membership declined.  It was the closure of The Swan Hotel that was the deciding factor in the closure of the group.

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Linda Skellam, chairman, said: "Around 20 people joined the re-union, including members who had not attended for many years – in addition there were several who also were unable to attend.  

"The feeling of the group was that we will continue to meet on a monthly basis, and may arrange some sort of event three or four times per year.

"Our next meeting was arranged for Wednesday 21st August, 7.30pm, at the Green Dragon (formerly the Swan.).  

"We will meet in the “Snug” (the small room on the left just past the front door).

"For future events please see Green Dragon entries in Down Your Way."

The Green Dragon opened on Tuesday, July 16, after J D Wetherspoon bought the premises last year and completed a £1.48 million renovation of the building.

The Green Dragon is believed to be the earliest known title of the grade II listed building, thought to be the town's oldest pub and dating back to the 1600s.

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