epw017762 ENGLAND (1927). 
Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Manchester, 1927


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    Title [EPW017762] Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Manchester, 1927
    Reference EPW017762
    Date April 1927
    Place name MANCHESTER
    Parish
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 387335,  396238
    Longitude / Latitude -2.1907821364492,  53.462481204477
    National Grid Reference SJ873962
    Image size (px)
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    Pins (24)

     Redgate Lane

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

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

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    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.

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

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    Sunday 8th of July 2012 05:36:39 PM
     Hunters Lane

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

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    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.

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

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

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    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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    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.

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

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

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    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).

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

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

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    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