Top Ten Bingo Yeovil, Stars Lane - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: 4th October 2009
Top Ten Bingo
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Top Ten Bingo Yeovil, Stars Lane Background And History
Yeovil's Top Ten Bingo closed in 2009, another victim of the bingo blight that is sweeping across Britain's halls. It is not clear whether the club was actually running at a loss, or whether owners Top Ten decided to get rid of in as part of 'economic rationalisation'. One thing is certain though, it will be sadly missed by its members, especially the elderly ones.
Not much is known about the club's history, although this is strange considering in its past life. The venue had been both a Gaumont cinema, and a Palace theatre. Usually a building with such pedigree is relatively easy to trace, but this one has obviously slipped the cinema and theatre enthusiast's net. If you are an enthusiast who can help, please contact us, as we'd love to know about the building's history.
By Gareth Whieldon (April 2012)
Photographs Of The Top Ten Bingo Yeovil, Stars 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.
Your Comments And Memories Of The Stars Lane Top Ten Bingo
Were you connected to the Top Ten Bingo Stars Lane, Yeovil? 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.
The Palace Theatre was owned by the Albany Ward Circuit. Taken over by Provincial Cinematograph Theatres, they too were later taken over by Gaumont in 02/29. Closed in 1933, it was demolished to make way for the present building. Opened 15/12/34 as the Gaumont Palace, the architect was W. E. Trent, assisted by Ernest F. Tulley, it had 1384 seats. The cinema was then taken over by Classic Cinemas 09/12/67 and renamed Classic as well. Closed as a cinema 11/11/72 in favour of bingo.
By D. Keeling (January 2017)
Other Clubs In The Area
Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Top Ten Bingo Yeovil.
- At the moment we don't know of any nearby bingo clubs. Do you know of any? If you do we'd love to hear from you, please contact us and let us know the name and location.
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