The Times – 25th June, 2009.

The Times covered the closure of the Gala in its City Pages on 25th June:

“— The Gala bingo club in Upper Norwood, a nondescript suburb in South London, shuts at the weekend. Locals had somehow been given the impression that it would re-open as a cinema. In an apparent sign of the times, the forces of Mammon will instead be supplanted by an evangelical church”