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Old 30-01-2013, 21:24
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What a great programme, loving the old clips of the bingo halls.


People do the lottery nowadays and it's cheaper but without the fun of the social part it brings.
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:25
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Getting plenty, number 20
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Old 30-01-2013, 22:00
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What a great programme, loving the old clips of the bingo halls.


People do the lottery nowadays and it's cheaper but without the fun of the social part it brings.
Smashing programme...reminded me of my aunts and nan and their regular weekly trips to the bingo hall... cigarette smoke so thick you could almost cut it with a knife
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Old 30-01-2013, 22:11
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Smashing programme...reminded me of my aunts and nan and their regular weekly trips to the bingo hall... cigarette smoke so thick you could almost cut it with a knife
did they ever win anything at the bingo?
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Old 30-01-2013, 22:21
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did they ever win anything at the bingo?
One aunt regularly won., she used to share her winnings with my nan.

Only ever been to bingo once and that was with my aunts......couldn`t see a blooming thing cors of the giggie smoke....Didn`t concentrate cors was too busy watching them. By heck, they was intense..it was life or death...and if someone else won.....cooo dagger looks
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Old 30-01-2013, 22:25
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One aunt regularly won., she used to share her winnings with my nan.
that's nice


At bingo, concentration is needed, pens ready go.
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Old 30-01-2013, 22:26
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that's nice


At bingo, concentration is needed, pens ready go.
couldn`t concentrate...was laughing waaaaay too much.

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Old 30-01-2013, 22:28
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couldn`t concentrate...was laughing waaaaay too much.

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Old 31-01-2013, 12:34
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What a great programme, loving the old clips of the bingo halls.


People do the lottery nowadays and it's cheaper but without the fun of the social part it brings.
But by the end of this little gem of a Doc, from BBC4, there was still the social part, it is still popular, even with the Smoking Ban.

I was amazed too that the Printers of the Cards made money from this, employing so many people....way back then, when it became popular.

Bingo!
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Old 31-01-2013, 12:58
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I thought this was a well made documentary.

I particularly liked the contemporary interview at the theatre where bingo had been introduced to supplement the income from presumably, poorly attended plays. The snooty girl's attitude who I guess was an "actress," err... doubling as a box office cashier on "bingo days" complaining in her posh voice about the bingo posters outside the theatre was classic.

I've never been inside a bingo hall or played the game in my life, but I'm sure it's a fairly enjoyable and inexpensive pastime for many.
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Old 31-01-2013, 13:11
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God , the numbers of people were staggering , never realised it was that big .
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Old 31-01-2013, 13:18
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The old b&w clip of the bookie's runner had me in stitches , by the time he'd got there the race would have finished.
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