Mecca Bingo Bolton, Ashburner Street - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: November 2004
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Mecca Bingo Bolton, Ashburner Street Background And History
Mecca Bingo in Ashburner Street closed in 2004, in a period when many bingo halls were feeling the 'bite'. Previously a Top Rank Bingo club, it resided in the site of the Odeon Bolton. Quite a large theatre, with a capacity of over 2,500, it opened in 1937, and at its time was the largest Odeon. A lot of effort was put into the design by W. Calder Robson and Harry Weedon, who incorporated a café into the site.
The exterior was an impressive mix of black and green tiles, and cream faiance, with large windows, and a huge neon 'Odeon' sign. In its heyday it was extremely popular, and its interior use of decorative fluted walls, and honeycomb grilles alone must have made it worth the admission fee. In the 1960s it underwent a modernisation process which played havoc with the original 'feel' of the building, as its interior was split. Unfortunately, despite the obvious cultural worth of the building, it was demolished in 2007, after laying unused for several years. (More below in comments).
By Gareth Whieldon (July 2010)
Photographs Of The Mecca Bingo Bolton, Ashburner Street
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Your Comments And Memories Of The Ashburner Street Mecca Bingo
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Club Closure Info
The reason the Mecca club at Ashburner Street closed was because it was relocated to the other side of the market, it moved into the building once occupied by Sainsbury's supermarket, just around the corner from the bus station, hope this helps, cheers Tom.
By T. Henderson (August 2016)
Other Clubs In The Area
Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Mecca Bingo Bolton.
- Bolton Mecca Bingo, Breightmet Fold Lane
- Bolton Mecca Bingo, Moor Lane
- Wigan Gala Bingo, Crompton Street
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