about why Belle Vue was so important in people's lives and memories
I just think it’s one of those places that just evokes happy
memories for people. People went to
Belle Vue because it was like an entertainment centre, it was where people met
their husbands, met their wives, where they worked in quite a good
atmosphere. It was a holiday type
atmosphere all the time once you were inside the walls of Belle Vue, and people
I think relate to that and can think back.
I’ve spoken to people over the years that remember dancing
there during the second world war on the outdoor boards and they danced with
the GIs that were over and were based at Warrington or Birchwood at the
time. They were over and they would meet
and I just think the whole place had this sort of happy feel about it and
people always had a story. Most
Manchester people would have a story about it.