Barry Dock Conservative Club closes for the last time
1:53pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
ONE OF Barry’s oldest social clubs closed for the last time on the weekend.
Barry Dock Conservative Club, on Station Street, ceased trading on Sunday, September 29, after a fall in customers.
A former chairman of the club, which was established in 1894, said: “We weren’t taking enough money to cover the bills.
“We tried to raise the profile of the club over the last ten years, but over the last few months we knew we were coming to crunch time and we didn’t have much choice.”
He added: “It used to be one of the biggest clubs in Barry, but unfortunately we didn’t have much choice.
“All the regulars are very upset as they have been using it for a long time.
“We had send-off party on Saturday and closed for the last time on Sunday.”
Last week Jenner Park’s Barry Town Social Club was also closed by its owner Stuart Lovering and ceased trading (see story below).
“It’s a sad situation as clubs in Barry are disappearing at a rate of knots at the moment,” added the former Barry Dock Conservative Club chairman.
“There will be no social clubs left in the town if it continues at this rate.”
Barry Dock Conservative Club and Institute Company Ltd is still listed as active with Companies House, but the club has now ceased trading.
“It’s illegal for any limited company to trade while it is insolvent, so we had to close it following advice from our accountants,” added the former chairman.