People were never short of things to do at Belle Vue.
Audiences would flock to the Lancashire showground to spend the night dancing
to the UK’s top DJ’s, listen to the Gorton Philharmonic and Halle orchestras,
marvel at the larger than life firework displays or listen to their musical
idols such as The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley and Gracie Fields.
Photo from June 1943
Painting from 1861
Programme from 1960's
Object from June 1943
Object from Late 1960s
Programme from 1944-1945
Photo from 1959-1960
Photo from 1976
Welcome to the Showground of the World
Manchester Histories bring Belle Vue back to life
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