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Tribute to former landlords

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 09, 2013

Jane Jones and Simon Wilkinson presenting manager Nick Bradstreet with the framed picture.

Jane Jones and Simon Wilkinson presenting manager Nick Bradstreet with the framed picture.

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IT has been almost 40 years since late licensees, Alex and Brenda Wilkinson, were seen in The Roebuck on Derby Street in Leek.

 

As a lasting tribute to the couple their children Jane Jones, aged 49, and Simon Wilkinson, aged 58, presented manager Nick Bradstreet with a framed picture to hang on the walls they once called home.

Jane said: “The Roebuck was the second pub we all lived in, the first being The Fountain. Mum then went on to run The Dyers Arms, but it was here that we hold so many happy memories.”

From the late 60s to early 70s Alex and Brenda lived in and ran the popular watering hole, which has stood in the centre of Leek since 1626.

In 2011, the Grade II-listed coaching inn was bought and refurbished by Titanic Brewery, the Burslem-based company which has gained a reputation for reviving traditional inns.

The family hope seeing the framed faces of Alex and Brenda in the pub again will jog the memories of many loyal customers, who may still remember the lively publicans.

They would also like to say a big thank you to Leek-based framers Sherratt and Reece and Titanic Brewery for all their help with making this possible.

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