Berwick-Upon-Tweed Forth Bingo – Hide Hill

This Club Is Closed Or Demolished
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  • Exterior of the now closed Berwick-Upon-Tweed Forth Bingo - Hide Hill

Date of closure: 18th December 2011

Address (for reference only):

Independent Club
Hide Hill
Berwick-Upon-Tweed
TD15 1EQ

Another victim of falling attendance, Forth Bingo closed in 2011. We don’t have exact details of the circumstances surrounding the closure, but would hazard a guess that online bingo, taxation, and the smoking ban were probably the chief culprits in the club’s sad demise. The only bingo hall in the area, it was previously a cinema, although at the moment, despite researching its past we have yet to find out the cinema’s name and provenance. The bingo club was owned by Forth Bingo, their other club in Rosyth also having closed.

It opened in 1913 as the Queens Room Cinema, and in 1923 became the Berwick Theatre. It went over to bingo in 1966. (Robert Clark).

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By Gareth Whieldon (July 2012)

Update

A local businessman has bought the premises, and is intending to create a new shopping outlet if planning permission is granted.

By Gareth Whieldon (April 2015)

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