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Gala Bingo Walsall, Anchor Road - Lost Bingo Halls

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

Club Closed: 1st August 2009

Gala Bingo
Anchor Road
Aldridge
Walsall
WS9 8PT

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Gala Bingo Walsall, Anchor Road Background And History

Gala Bingo Walsall finally closed in 2009 after a financial struggle due to increased bingo taxation. The hall lasted 40 years before becoming victim to the pressures that have affected bingo halls big and small up and down the country.

The club was located in the Old Avion Super Cinema, which opened in 1938. The theatre, although not one of the largest, was nevertheless an impressive venue. Its use as a variety hall required a stage, and several dressing rooms. Decorated in the 1930s cinema Art Deco standard, the exterior was 'Odeon like', and at night it had neon lighting to attract passing trade. Although the exterior tiles were removed, it remained otherwise in its original condition. The building was put up for sale in 2009, although we are not sure of what has happened since then. Do you know what has happened to the building? We'd love to hear from you, so please contact us if you can shed some light on what is happening with the building at the moment.

By Gareth Whieldon (July 2010)

Update

The club is now owned by JD Wetherspoons, and will be opening as The Avion Wetherspoons in July 2013.

By Gareth Whieldon/Marc (May 2013)

Photographs Of The Gala Bingo Walsall, Anchor 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.

Gala Bingo Walsall

Exterior of the now closed Gala Bingo Walsall, Anchor Road.

Your Comments And Memories Of The Anchor Road Gala Bingo

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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 Walsall.

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