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Mecca Bingo Fishponds, Fishponds Road - Lost Bingo Halls

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

Club Closed: 1996

Mecca Bingo
748-756 Fishponds Road
Fishponds
Bristol
BS16 3UA

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Mecca Bingo Fishponds, Fishponds Road Background And History

At the moment we do not have details of the events that led up to, or any of the circumstances surrounding the closure of Mecca Bingo Fishponds. We do however know a bit about the venue's history.

The venue first opened as the Vandyck Picture House in 1926. An independent, it only lasted four years before it fell prey to the tentacles of the rapidly expanding ABC group.

The cinema lasted until 1973, and then became a Mecca Bingo club, which closed over twenty years later in 1996. The premises were taken over by J.D. Wetherspoon, and although the exterior has been preserved, apparently the interior was neglected, so, unfortunately if you visit it hoping for a glimpse of the good old days you will be sadly disappointed.

If you have any further details that may assist us, and you would like to share them with our readers, we would love to hear from you. If you let us know what you know, we will put the details online with your name credited (if you wish, or we can credit the article as anonymous). You will be doing a service to the bingo community and posterity by helping us record details of all Britain's bingo clubs and halls. Thank you.

By Gareth Whieldon (August 2012)

Photographs Of The Mecca Bingo Fishponds, Fishponds Road

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.

Mecca Bingo Fishponds

Mecca Bingo is now the Vandyck Forum pub.

Your Comments And Memories Of The Fishponds Road Mecca Bingo

Were you connected to the Mecca Bingo Fishponds Road, Fishponds? 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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Other Clubs In The Area

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

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