EPW017762 ENGLAND (1927). Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Manchester, 1927

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Details

Title [EPW017762] Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Manchester, 1927
Reference EPW017762
Date April-1927
Link
Place name MANCHESTER
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 387335, 396238
Longitude / Latitude -2.1907821364492, 53.462481204477
National Grid Reference SJ873962

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moorsie
Tuesday 9th of July 2019 07:22:56 AM

Ian Warburton
Sunday 4th of January 2015 06:50:39 PM
Kendall and Gent machine tool works

stardelta
Tuesday 16th of July 2013 10:04:31 AM

Class31
Friday 8th of March 2013 12:16:00 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.

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:42:07 PM

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:36:39 PM

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:34:56 PM
Kirkmanshulme Lane

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:33:40 PM
The animal exhibits were in this general area, in a thin line leading from the main entrance to about halfway down the miniature railway.

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:29:45 PM
The zoo closed in 1975 although the entertainments continued for a few years.

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:48:43 PM
Scenic Railway. A rollercoaster was later built between this and the main entrance.

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:27:58 PM
The scenic railway remained in use until 1975. It was bought in 1925 but only became fully operational in 1927.

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:47:09 PM
Open air platform and stand for viewing fireworks

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:25:31 PM

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:24:17 PM
Entrance for Speedway and Exhibitions

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:20:19 PM
Parking area for charabanks and cars

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:18:57 PM
Miniature Railway

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:17:52 PM
Longsight Entrance, for Charas and cars.

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:17:23 PM
The Great Lake. The small island in the middle has a clock tower which was used to time the half hour boat sessions.

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:16:32 PM
This lake was filled in in 1963 and a ten pin bowling alley built here.

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:44:06 PM
Smaller lake and the setting for grand fireworks displays each year.

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:12:35 PM
Greyhound Racecourse

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:11:56 PM
Still under construction in this photo. First meeting held on 24 July 1927.

gBr
Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:13:26 PM
Main Entrance (and Hotel)

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:11:33 PM

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:11:11 PM
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- home to the Halle Orchestra for 30 years from 1942; 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. Sold and demolished in 1987 the site is now a large car sales area.

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:10:46 PM
Exhibition Hall

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:03:54 PM
Speedway Motor Park

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:02:02 PM
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).

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:01:44 PM
Not quite. Photo dated 1927. Dirt track racing not introduced until March 1929.

gBr
Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:16:30 PM

User Comment Contributions

The famous Belle Vue tarck in Manchester with Kirkmanshulme lane track in the background.

MotoFreako64
Monday 1st of July 2013 09:38:57 PM
This image is remarkably like a 3D plan which was published in the 1931 Guide Book, which has been used to identify many locations. It is likely the image formed the basis for the hand drawn map.

totoro
Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:03:18 PM