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Malton Bacon Factory club closes
12:48pm Wednesday 2nd May 2012 in News
MALTON Bacon Factory Club has shut its doors after 55 years.
A decision to close the club was taken by members due to mounting debts and a fall in the number of people using the club.
Secretary Karl Reveley said it had been a difficult decision.
He said: “We have seen a gradual decline in trade over the last couple of years and it got to the point where we felt we couldn’t go on any longer. Membership has also been dropping. When I joined 16 years ago, there were 630 members and it is now down to about 100.”
Mr Reveley said an extraordinary general meeting has been called and a vote taken to close the club and place it on the market.
“It was originally set up by the bacon factory at the Buckrose Hotel in Commercial Street before moving to its present site,” he said. “We’ve been told by the estate agents that it is unlikely to continue as a club and will more than likely be demolished and redeveloped as flats or housing.”
The club had held regular events, including bingo and snooker, as well as being a popular venue for parties.
Mr Reveley said the club had been a part of the community where friends regularly met up.
He said: “It is a great shame the club has had to close but I’m afraid it is a sign of the times with so many pubs and clubs closing down. On the last night we had a special party and Dean Mitchell, the lead singer with Black Lace, who I’ve known for 25 years, came along and sang.”