Date of closure: Circa August 2010
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An independent club, the Lyric closed down due to the financial pressures that have affected many bingo clubs over the past two decades. This was the result of the combination of high overheads and a fall in customers perhaps due to the smoking ban and the proliferation of online bingo. The club’s previous operators have included Coral, Gala and Buckingham Bingo.
We don’t know much about the actual building’s history, other than the fact that it was built in 1935. One point of interest though is that we have found the club mentioned several times in the context of ‘hauntings’. Apparently it is haunted by two ghosts, which have been seen by bingo players. Can you tell us anymore about the ghosts or the club itself? Please contact us if you have anything to tell us about the club.
By Gareth Whieldon (October 2011)