Contribute to the project

Have you still got the shoes you danced in when you met your sweetheart?
What do you think of when you look at your pictures of Belle Vue Zoo? 
Is there a funny story behind the Rolling Stones ticket you always kept?

At Manchester Histories, we are collecting and mapping stories and memories inspired by objects and images that you have from Belle Vue and we'd like you to add your details here. Anything you add will be made available to the public through the Manchester Histories Festival website from mid-March showing how the image and item link with Belle Vue, where it is now, and why it's important to you.

It could be a picture of the programme from the night you watched World Champion Peter Craven ride at Belle Vue speedway, or a photo of you sneaking a kiss on the Bobs with your new partner.

The project will also show where you can go and see items from Belle Vue held in libraries, archives and museums across the country. So please share your memories and tales with us, helping to celebrate and demonstrate the deep meaning and importance that Belle Vue held, and still holds, in the lives and hearts of the millions of people who worked at and visited the site.

If you have any questions about the project or want assistance in completing the form, please email us at or call 0161 306 1982 .

Share your memories of Belle Vue

About you

  • Let us know your postcode or nearest town/city so we can measure how far Belle Vue memories and artefacts have travelled

About your item

What does it mean to you?

  • It might represent a significant life moment, a memory of someone important, financial worth or just something you enjoy looking at.
    We'd love to hear your stories and memories.

Upload your pictures

Please upload your photos in JPEG format (most cameras and phones take pictures in this format).

Images should be at least 1,000 pixels square (1 MP) - most cameras and phones take pictures much larger than this, so no need to resize them first.

Each image should be no bigger than 7MB in size.


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