Date of closure: July 2020
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Buzz Bingo (Lost Halls)
Whilst outwardly appearing to be a purpose built club, the Wythenshawe Buzz Bingo occupies a building that was originally a cabaret club known the Golden Garter. Open in the 1960s and running till its conversion to bingo in the 1980s, the venue played host to internationally reknowned stars of stage and screen such as Dusty Springfield, Tommy Cooper and Lulu. It was converted to a bingo hall in 1983 when it opened as a Gala Bingo, which it remained until the Buzz Bingo rebrand of 2018 then up to its closure. You can read more on the history of the club here.
It was announced that the Wythenshawe Buzz Bingo would close on the 15th of July 2020, one of 26 Buzz Bingo clubs which were victims of the prolonged lock-down of 2020 to combat the spread of Covid 19. Buzz Bingo CEO Chris Matthews took the decision to close the clubs to protect the other 91 clubs in the chain, as part of a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), with the aim to shore-up the business going forward. You can read more on the closures here.
The Wythenshawe Buzz Bingo club was a modern affair, with a large seating area. The below shots show the club in a party mood and give a view of other areas of the club. The photographers are unknown.