Virtual Belle Vue

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Title

Entrance to the Bobs roller-coaster ride

Creator

Unknown

Source

Belle Vue Gardens. Talbot Collection

Publisher

Chetham's Library, Manchester

Identifier

F.6.9.4 (viii) f.1

Original Format

Photographic print

Citation

Unknown, “Entrance to the Bobs roller-coaster ride,” Virtual Belle Vue, accessed February 28, 2017, http://www.chethams.org.uk/bellevue/items/show/276.

Comments

Ian Sharples

i visited the park and speedway frequently in the 1950's. I would be 9 or10 years old. I always enjoyed riding the Bobs with my mum, (dad wasn't keen!) One vivid memory I have is of the light pole seen in this picture at the Bobs entrance. As I recall, I invariably got an electric shock if I accidentally touched the pole! Have I immagind that? I wonder if anyone else suffered it and, if it was a fault, if it was ever corrected???

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Super User

Ouch! Sounds like a leak to earth through the pole. I hope the electricians noticed it! Anyone else share Ian's electrifying experiences? Let us know ...

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