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Report - Former Wakefield Theatre Club/Wimpy bar/ Bowling Alley - Sept 2016



Robbo

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
The bowling alley, Wimpey restaurant and bar on Doncaster Road it was made into a Super bowl in 1989 & a Wimpy burger bar. (The last of when it closed) It was formally the Wakefield variety club, hosting many a famous acts such as Shirley bassey, Tom Jones, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Tony Bennet & many other entertainers from around the country. It had many investment money put into it but sadly went onto decline.

It is now in a state of demolition, a sad site to see. I explored this just as they started to taking it down, stripped bare of most items, many were put up for auction prior to closing to recoup the liquidation of the premises costs/losses. The place is practically levelled now.

The site is up for redevelopment for a rumoured supermarket

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Just before demo

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Jacuzzi

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What was left of the gym area

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The work shop

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Sadly no one serving ..

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One of the alleys

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I did pick up a few bowls & pins for posterity

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The bowling pin machinery

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The bowling alleys

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Not much left

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Peeking through to the demise of this place

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AndyK

Behind Closed Doors
Regular User
#6
I was made aware of this shortly after demolition started, and I visit Wakefield often so I was unhappy to have missed it - hence my previous interest. Looks like it would have been good before demolition started, shame it was always tight. Thanks for getting the report up :)
 

Robbo

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#7
I was made aware of this shortly after demolition started, and I visit Wakefield often so I was unhappy to have missed it - hence my previous interest. Looks like it would have been good before demolition started, shame it was always tight. Thanks for getting the report up :)
Always a pleasure to Explore & report
 

ACID- REFLUX

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#9
never thought i"s see you in a Health Club Mate :D

Better than i imagined it would look inside :thumb i thought the Bowling side would have been long gone with the conversion of the Health Club.

It"s ironic it was so well sealed for all this time, only to be flatterned.
 

Robbo

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#10
never thought i"s see you in a Health Club Mate :D

Better than i imagined it would look inside :thumb i thought the Bowling side would have been long gone with the conversion of the Health Club.

It"s ironic it was so well sealed for all this time, only to be flatterned.
Hey, im healthy living now man.! PM me if you've done owt of interest