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Carlton Bingo Radford, Churchfield Lane - Lost Bingo Halls

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

Club Closed: 2004

Carlton Bingo
Churchfield Lane

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Carlton Bingo Radford, Churchfield Lane Background And History

The Radford Carlton closed in 2004, and has since been taken over by a church, which is an interesting turn of events, although not an unusual one. The important thing here probably is that the building still exists in some form or another and has not been converted into a supermarket.

The premises started life in 1936 as the Capitol cinema. Designed by Reginald W.G. Cooper, the cinema was designed to seat 1122 patrons. Of Art Deco design, the cinema was quite small, and in fact in later years had difficulty showing wide screen films due to the small size of the proscenium. It closed as a cinema in 1968, and became an independent bingo club, and luckily the building is listed as Grade II.

By Gareth Whieldon (September 2010)

Photographs Of The Carlton Bingo Radford, Churchfield Lane

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.

Carlton Bingo Radford

Photograph by: Martin Tapsell - Exterior of the Capitol

Your Comments And Memories Of The Churchfield Lane Carlton Bingo

Were you connected to the Carlton Bingo Churchfield Lane, Radford? 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.

Submit your comments and memories here.

Happy Times

I was assistant manager, and manager at the bingo hall from 1975 till 1989. It went through refurb, I passed my bingo license: my name over door for liquor license. I was first aider, health and safety you name it, I did it. Lots of staff coming and going, as I lived in radford I knew many customers...I could write a book what happy times...

By M. Cavendish (December 2012)

Other Clubs In The Area

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

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