Stockport Walkers Bingo – Wellington Road

This Club Is Closed Or Demolished
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  • Exterior of the now closed Stockport Walkers Bingo - Wellington Road, the building is now a snooker hall!

Date of closure: TBC

Address (for reference only):

Independent Club
Wellington Road
Stockport
SK2 6ND

At the moment we do not have details of the events that led up to, or any of the circumstances surrounding the closure of the Walkers Bingo Stockport, but we do know a bit about about the venue’s history.

The venue opened in 1921 as the Wellington Picture House in the centre of Stockport. It had seating capacity for over 1000, as well as a cage and billiard hall.

It was taken over by the Essoldo chain in 1948 who introduced part-time bingo in the early sixties. After closure in 1963 it became the full-time Essoldo Bingo Club, who were taken over by Ladbrokes, and eventually Walkers Bingo, the last owners. It is now a Rileys snooker hall.

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By Gareth Whieldon (April 2013)

2 thoughts on “Stockport Walkers Bingo – Wellington Road

  1. The snooker business has since closed, so the use and current state of this former cinema/snooker club is currently unknown.

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