Bingo Special Put On By Local Television Business
J. E. Hollands & Sons, and held on the 7th January at the Congregational Hall was a great success. Well over three hundred people filled the top and bottom floors to capacity. Close circuit television was used to relay the Bingo calls from one floor to another and a two-way microphone system was installed to ensure that lucky contestants on the bottom floor were able to register their shouts of “BINGO.”
Many representatives of radio and electrical firms were present to help the Hollands family and staff to ensure an enjoyable evening’s entertainment.
Over twenty prizes were awarded. Some of the major prize-winners were— Mrs. Everett (Camber) who was lucky enough to take home a fabulous Hoover Junior Cleaner, presented especially for the competition by Hoover Limited.
Husband and wife team, Mr. & Mrs. Boreham of Rope Walk, Rye, were both successful participants. Mr. Boreham won a star prize. A complete power tool set comprising a Bridges Drill, Saw Bench and all the attachments to make any do-it-yourself job easier. Mrs. Boreham won a picnic hamper.
Mr. Turner of High Street, Rye, won the special Rye’s Own prize, a complete camera outfit.
Mrs. Clark of Brookland was a double winner, taking home a Pifco mini-grill and a £5 premium Bond. The premium bond was donated by the R.G.D. Television company.
Mrs. Care of Cooper Road, an electric fire, and Mrs. Pierce of Kings Avenue, a griller, were two more star prize winners.
In the interval tea and rolls were provided for all.
Drama intervened in the form of a policeman in the latter part of the evening and one of the contestants was shocked to learn that his car had been stolen. It will please everyone to know that it was later recovered at Tenterden.
This is the third Bingo competition that Hollands & Sons have arranged for their customers and it was unanimously agreed by Bingo enthusiasts that this was the most successful evening the firm had put on for them.
Reproduced from the February 1967 issue of “Rye’s Own”