Former "Green Dragon" pub, Newtown Road - June 2017 (1)

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    "The "Green Dragon" was built in two stages - the original pub being the building on the right in this view and is believed constructed circa 1806. In 1860, the pub was extended out to the Newtown Road, giving the appearance seen here. It was acquired by the State Management Scheme in 1916 (possibly August or September) and sold to John Smiths Brewing Group on 7 May 1973. The pub closed in 1998 and is now a private dwelling. Apparently, the "Green Dragon" had a reputation as Carlisle's "roughest" pub - certainly its history is not without incident. On 3 September 1847, a man was killed by the landlord's "tame" bear, while a shotgun was blasted at a pub window on 1 April 1985. A landlord was declared bankrupt on 6 March 1997 while a 1999 reopening attempt failed due to the premises being known as a "notorious troublespot". See also: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5440716 ." Photo by The Carlisle Kid, 2017.
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    The Carlisle Kid
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    Geograph (Geograph)
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    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
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    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5440715
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Edmund Anon
    Last modified: 3 weeks, 6 days ago
    Viewed: 33 times
    Picture Taken: 2017-06-25
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