EAW006251 ENGLAND (1947). Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Belle Vue, 1947

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Details

Title [EAW006251] Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Belle Vue, 1947
Reference EAW006251
Date 25-May-1947
Link
Place name BELLE VUE
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 387371, 396292
Longitude / Latitude -2.1902420155603, 53.46296750034
National Grid Reference SJ874963

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Roller coaster. Known as The Bobs, as the ride cost one shilling (a bob) - otherwise 5p.

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Thursday 14th of November 2013 10:29:40 AM
The animal exhibits were in this general area, in a thin line leading from the main entrance to about halfway down the miniature railway.

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Thursday 14th of November 2013 10:20:42 AM
Smaller lake and the setting for grand fireworks displays each year.

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Thursday 14th of November 2013 10:01:52 AM
The Ballroom block, destroyed by fire 17th January 1958 was replaced by the New Elizabethan Complex, with ballroom and disco running alongside each other.

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Thursday 14th of November 2013 09:58:29 AM
Kings Hall - Kings is here plural in honour of George V and Edward VII. The hall was built in 1910 and enlarged in 1928. This hall is iconic- temporary home to the Halle Orchestra following the WW2 bombing of the Free Trade Hall, home of many pop concerts (Jimmy Hendrix, the Who, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple); Bingo and brass band contests- the last use of the hall was 14th Feb 82 when the last band to play was Glossop Schools Brass Band.

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Thursday 14th of November 2013 09:54:20 AM
Kirkmanshulme Lane

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Thursday 14th of November 2013 09:46:13 AM

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Thursday 14th of November 2013 09:43:45 AM
The Great Lake. The small island in the middle has a clock tower which was used to time the half hour boat sessions. It took its water from a branch canal to Stockport. When this was closed and drained in the seventies, the lake lost its water, was drained, filled in, and a ten pin bowling alley erected here.

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Thursday 14th of November 2013 09:33:06 AM
Manchester Central Football Ground with Belle Vue Speedway around the pitch. Manchester Central AFC was soon replaced by Broughton Rangers Rugby League FC (1933). This area was later also used for a number of short lived sports and events (Baseball 1936). Later when this site became a car sales area the speedway used the greyhound stadium.

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Thursday 14th of November 2013 09:18:31 AM
Manchester Corporation Baths and Laundry (Gorton).

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Thursday 14th of November 2013 09:11:28 AM

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Thursday 14th of November 2013 09:09:50 AM

User Comment Contributions

Belle Vue. For detailed site layout please refer to and contrast with image EPW017762.

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Thursday 14th of November 2013 09:04:32 AM