Date of closure: 4th October 2009
Address (for reference only):
Top Ten Bingo
Yeovil’s Top Ten Bingo closed in 2009, another victim of the bingo blight that is sweeping across Britain’s halls. It is not clear whether the club was actually running at a loss, or whether owners Top Ten decided to get rid of in as part of ‘economic rationalisation’. One thing is certain though, it will be sadly missed by its members, especially the elderly ones.
Not much is known about the club’s history, although this is strange considering in its past life. The venue had been both a Gaumont cinema, and a Palace theatre. Usually a building with such pedigree is relatively easy to trace, but this one has obviously slipped the cinema and theatre enthusiast’s net. If you are an enthusiast who can help, please contact us, as we’d love to know about the building’s history.
By Gareth Whieldon (April 2012)