Gala Bingo Camberwell, Camberwell Road, London - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: 21st February 2010
262/274 Camberwell Road
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Gala Bingo Camberwell, Camberwell Road Background And History
Gala have announced another club closure, and again similar themes are evident, financial considerations being the main issue as a result of the smoking ban and taxation. The club had been going for over forty years, under different owners which included Mecca Bingo and Jasmine Bingo. It looks like Gala will be the last owner as the property appears to have been earmarked in a private sale, and bingo is not on the new agenda.
As with many closures, this has hit the local community hard, particularly those who had been going for years and have developed friendships as a result. The worst hit are perhaps 'bingo veterans' who unlike younger people have less access to transportation, computers, and other facets that basically help people to participate in communication networks. Although you will be 'shushed' for speaking while numbers are being called, people go to bingo for mainly social reasons, and accordingly Camberwell was no exception.
Whilst membership has been offered at alternative clubs, transportation will be an issue for some. Our hearts at Playing Bingo do go out to the residents who have lost something special, and we hope that someone locally has the sense to fill this 'yawning gap'.
By Gareth Whieldon (24th March 2010)
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Other Clubs In The Area
Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Gala Bingo Camberwell.
- Elephant And Castle Palace Bingo, Elephant And Castle Shopping Centre London
- Streatham Beacon Bingo London, Streatham Hill
- Surrey Docks Gala Bingo, Teredo Street, London
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