Mecca Bingo Walthamstow, Buxton Road, London - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: TBC
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Mecca Bingo Walthamstow, Buxton Road Background And History
Walthamstow Mecca Bingo was located in the premises of the former Prince's Pavilion. Opened in 1909, the original cinema closed in 1930, and was demolished.
The rebuilt Dominion Cinema was opened in 1930, having been designed by Frederick E. Bromige, who must have been one of the busiest cinema architects of his day, with a seating capacity of 1685. ABC took over in 1931, but the cinema closed in 1958, reopened, then closed again in 1961. Ownership of the bingo club was by both Jasmine, and Mecca. The building is still standing at time of writing, although its future is unsure.
By Gareth Whieldon (September 2010)
Photographs Of The Mecca Bingo Walthamstow, Buxton Road
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Your Comments And Memories Of The Buxton Road Mecca Bingo
Were you connected to the Mecca Bingo Buxton Road, Walthamstow? 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.
My Mum Pat was Chief Cashier there during the 70's. I virtually grew up in there. Sad to see it in such a state.
Tony Matthews (May 2012)
Wonderful Days, Wonderful Memories
I was lucky enough to become the general manager of the Dominion from 1967 to 1969. It was my first hall working for Mecca at the age of 27 and at that time I was the youngest manager of the company. The hall was magnificent and the decor was gold and red. I remember the two golden lions set into both sides of the auditorium which were lit by concealed lighting Mecca had retained the original feel of the old cinema and the atmosphere was magic. I remember that Pat Cash was my cashier and a nicer person I could not wish to meet. She was also my friend and helped me through my first appointment as a manager with advice and information. My staff were more like family and there was strong bond between all of us, in fact I met my late wife Joy Curle when she was working as a bookseller. I also remember Alma and Shirley, my assistant Jeff Taylor and my trainee Joe McGrath I also remember Fred who later became a manager and his lovely wife Sheila. I wish I could remember my other staff but my memory isn't what is was, so I do apologise if I have not mentioned you, maybe you will get in touch. Wonderful days wonderful memories. (Mr Taylor provided his contact details, if you wish to get in touch with him please contact us and we will pass on your details).
A. Taylor (April 2014)
Other Clubs In The Area
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