New Bingo Hall Gallery

The exterior of Woolwich Gala Bingo

A new gallery has just been added to our Lost Halls section courtesy of Charles S.P. Jenkins, a keen photographer who has supplied us with a lovely set of photographs that he took himself. The gallery is of Gala Bingo in Powis Street, Woolwich, London, and like the previous set of the Slough Adelphi, includes a lot of detailed shots.

The set is so comprehensive that you almost feel like you are inside the club. The club is now closed, and has been taken over by a church. Charles took some photographs while the club was still running, but went back for more when it had closed as he had missed out on the hall of mirrors. He was kindly let back in to the church, and you can see the full set on the gallery page.

As you will see from the photographs, the building, particularly the interior is a great example of early 20th Century theatre design. Of interest is the contrasting Art Deco exterior, and the Gothic style interior, the Gothic interior being quite in keeping with the style of many ancient churches.

I hope to be adding more galleries very soon, as Charles has more that he would very kindly like to share with us. We’ll let you know as soon as we get them in.

In other news, I’ve sadly discovered two new closed bingo halls. King’s Bingo in Shipley, another old cinema closed a while back, although we’re not sure why. And, another independent, Welbeck Bingo in Newcastle was discovered the other day as being closed. The good news is that I’ve found a open club that has slipped our net. Oxford Bingo in Bradford is still operating, so if you’re in the area, give them a call. That’s it for now from me, will be back very soon, happy bingoing.

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