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Wolverhampton goes Bongo for the Bingo as hundreds celebrate new year in style - in photos

By Liam Keen | Attractions | Published:

The people of the Black Country saw in the New Year in style by doing it the only way they know how - to rave at a bingo.

Bongo's Bingo is a monthly event that has grown in popularity over the last few years.

It began in Liverpool and has since taken over 42 cities across the globe, with Wolverhampton one of its stops on New Year's Eve.

Hundreds of people packed themselves into The Hangar on Pountney Street just outside the city centre.

The party-goers then played a number of games of bingo to win alcohol and cash prizes while partying throughout.

Aiden Wiltshire, aged 25, from Great Wyrley, said: "We're here with some friends, I've never been here before so we'll see what all the hype is about, I've heard good things from friends so I wanted to come and check it out.

"The plan is to spend the night here and then head to town and see the New Year in.

"New Years can be a difficult one depending on your view on it, some people are happy enough to stay at home and have a quiet drink which is fair enough, but some people really want to go out and live it large, if you can afford it and have the time to do it then why not.

"It's expected a lot that people go out, if they're having fun then that's the main thing."

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Penny Nuttall, aged 22 from Wolverhampton, said: "This is my first time at one of these events, I'm expecting to win a big inflatable banana, that's my aim in life.

"With New Years, sometimes I go out, sometimes not, but we're expecting a good one this year.

"If I don't win a banana I'll be really upset."

Liam Heeley, aged 23, from Wolverhampton, said: "I've never been here before so I'm hoping to have a good night and hopefully win some prizes.

"We'll see where the night takes us.

"New Years is always a good night, if you're out with mates it's always a good night, I've been getting through Disaronno and some cans of dark fruit already."

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319688.

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