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Plaza Bingo Dorchester, Trinity Street - Lost Bingo Halls

Details | Club Background & History | Photographs | Other Clubs | Your Comments & Memories

Plaza Bingo Dorchester Logo

Club Closed: 2003

Plaza Bingo
32 Trinity Street

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Plaza Bingo Dorchester, Trinity Street Background And History

The history of Plaza Bingo bucks the trend, as the premises' usage has gone around full circle, from cinema, to bingo, and back to cinema - which is quite rare. If bingo legislation changes it could even go another round of bingo - fingers crossed!

The cinema was opened in 1933, with a seating capacity of 968, which reflects Dorchester's small population. The club lasted 25 years until it was closed in about 2003.

By Gareth Whieldon (September 2010)

Photographs Of The Plaza Bingo Dorchester, Trinity Street

If you have any photos from this lost hall, be it of its interior, the staff, special events, parties, customers and more; and you'd like to share them here, please contact us to arrange adding them to the site.

Plaza Bingo Dorchester

Photograph by: Martin Tapsell (1992) - Interior of Plaza Bingo Dorchester

Your Comments And Memories Of The Trinity Street Plaza Bingo

Were you connected to the Plaza Bingo Trinity Street, Dorchester? Be it as a staff member or customer, we'd love to hear about this club when it was open - send your comments and memories about the staff, the members, the events and general atmosphere of this lost bingo club; to keep here for posterity's sake.

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Manager's Memories

In the year 1997 I was manager for the welcome bingo club. I worked for the owners having known them from york (my home town) Barry smith then moved to Dorchester, and the co- owner moved me to Banbury. I had good relations with the customers. Lots of promotions, I even took two to go on a concord flight from heathrow and back in time to play bingo.

By A. Redpath (January 2012)

Worker's Memories

I used to work at the Plaza in 97/98 I think. It was in the evenings shouting back the numbers and handing out the payouts of 20ps. It was one of the best jobs I had, I enjoyed meeting all of the people and all of the people I worked with. I think it was Barry that used to run the place with his wife.

By D. Towner (November 2013)

Other Clubs In The Area

Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Plaza Bingo Dorchester.

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