Bangor social club back from the brink


Geraint Jones

A BANGOR social club has made a dramatic recovery, months after it nearly closed for good.

The club has attracted around 150 new members since club secretary Gordon Roberts took over the running of the club and refurbished the premises. 

He said: “This is what the estate needed. We needed to keep the club here. 
“It’s unbelievable how it’s changed round. It’s fantastic here.”

The club offers meals and space for functions, as well as holding monthly Musical acts. 

Mr Roberts has applied for a licence to hold weddings, with the nearest registry office in Caernarfon. 

The Chronicle reported last year how Maesgeirchen Social Club was on the verge of closure due to dwindling footfall. 

The club was set to close in November last year, but a meeting agreed that Mr Roberts could take control. 

Mr Roberts and his wife Susan have given the club a modern makeover to attract a wider range of members and has installed a new industrial kitchen. 

He added: “If we keep getting the support we’re getting, there’s not a problem with the club being here for the next 30 years. 

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported us and ask them to support us in the future, both old and new members."

Gwynedd councillor Christopher O’Neal, of Marchog ward, praised Gordon for his efforts to revive the club. 

He said: “A lot of clubs of that nature have been in decline in recent years, and this one has been taken over by someone local with financial input into the club, and he seems to have regenerated and definitely put some life back into it.” 

For more information, call Maesgeirchen Social Club on 01248 353 194. 
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