Date of closure: October 2016
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New Western Bingo Club closed in October 2016 after a fire broke out in a neighbouring sauna and spread to the bingo hall roof. It is not clear at the moment whether or not the club will reopen after repairs.
The club was located in what was once the Palace Picture Hall, which was opened in 1912. It was originally an ice rink, but the Hall underwent several alterations, including expanding the seating, and after the cinema’s closure in 1964, conversion to a bingo club. There is still a ‘mini cinema’ in the smaller part of the building which is now a separate venue which also includes a bar and sauna.
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By Gareth Whieldon (November 2016)