A leaking roof at the City Leisure Pool & Snooker Club in Bangor, has caused rain water to pour in on the stairs and toilets of the club and permanent damage is being done to the building. With the situation becoming worse and no money available, the club have now launched an appeal to help raise £3,000 for the essential repairs.
The club, which is primarily a pool hall, has six high quality pool tables and two snooker tables, a licensed bar and dart boards. The club has teams playing in various local pool, snooker and darts leagues as well as being open to the public.
A post on the club’s Facebook page read: “Our roof is still leaking after all these years and it’s destroying the building.
“I love this little club and enjoy working and playing here. I’ve been coming here since I was 14 when it first became a snooker club.
“The only way to repair the roof and ensure we can remain here and enjoy the buildings charms is for me to ask you all to join me and try to raise the money ourselves, members, pool teams, darts teams, poker players….all.
“There will be charity jars on the bar marked “Roof Fund”. If any of you feel you’d like to donate a few coins here and there please do so. The odd 5p, 10p, 50p or £1 here and there will all soon add up and before too long with a bit of luck we can fix the ailing roof. Thus ensuring this little venue is here for us all to continue to enjoy for years to come.”
The building, on Bangor High Street, was originally the City Cinema which opened in 1919, seating 900 people. The cinema closed in 1983 after a gradual decline and re-opened in 1984 as a snooker hall, with the later addition of an amusement arcade at the front.
If you would like to donate please visit the appeal page here: