The Dining Club was established by the first Lord Monson in 1732, this being some 60 years after John Monson was known to be hunting foxes in Lincolnshire. The Dinner at that time was held at the Green Man Inn on Blankney Heath, the Blankney then being a part of the original Burton Country. It is said that the then 12 members would consume with their dinner some 24 bottles of wine, port and madeira.
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