Monday, 17 December 2012

Conservative Club in Blackburn fights sale to Islamic centre

A 120-YEAR-OLD Conservative Club in Blackburn is fighting for its future after plans for it to close and be reopened as an Islamic learning centre emerged.

Members of the Intack and Knuzden club, in Accrington Road, say they are prepared to raise money to buy out the building, which has been the club’s base since 1892.

Secretary Mike Woods said he understood the building had been sold to a group which wants to turn it into an Islamic education centre – according to current owners the Root Organisation.

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