The socially distanced bacon butty club at Stanley House, Audenshaw is going from strength to strength. With patron’s safety at the forefront, when you arrive, wearing your facemask, you then sanitise your hands and either sign in, or use the NHS app to check in.
You then enter the small dining room where the tables are set up, with a maximum of 6 people to a table. Tea and coffee is available, and is poured for you, reducing the possibility of the spread of any germs. A member circulates enquiring if you would like a bacon butty, and if so, collects the money. Facemasks are required when you move around the building, not when you are seated. This will be continued after the restrictions are lifted. Installing the brethren’s confidence in the venue being a safe place is at the forefront of the halls mind. The butties are delivered to your table, when ready. This is the only time when the room is quiet, otherwise it is a hub of noise with people looking forward and discussing what will be happening when we reopen and get back to meeting together.
Script and photos by Niall Perry