Which part of Greater Manchester best assumes the guise as a worthy successor to Belle Vue?
Almost 35 years ago, the 11 September saw the closure of part of Manchester’s most noted attractions. Between 1836 and 1977, Belle Vue Zoological Gardens attracted numerous visitors to see the likes of Rita the Tigon, ride the Bobs roller coaster or take in a speedway match. It was – quite rightly referred to – as The Showground of the North. The closure of the zoo had an adverse affect on the park with reduced footfall to its attractions (some assumed that the whole park – fairground, speedway stadium and King’s Hall closed the same year). Continue reading “In Search of Today’s Belle Vue”