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Title

Photos and press cuttings concerning John Bullock, manager of the New Elizabethan Ballroom

Description

Mr John Bullock's son writes:
"My father, John D J Bullock originally from Burnage in Manchester, joined Belle Vue in 1959 as Assistant Business Development Manager having spent four years as an assistant manager with ABC Cinemas in Manchester. In May 1962 he was appointed Manager of the New Elizabethan Ballroom where he promoted and ran the “Top Ten Dance Club” along with famous DJs and pop groups during that period. I understand he would have worked with senior management including Mr W M Marshall and Sir Leslie Joseph when the organisation was owned by the Forte group.
"My father left Belle Vue Manchester during the mid 1960s when he was appointed as Entertainments & Publicity Manager based at the Shrewsbury Music Hall where he met and married my mother and began to build his career in local government. During his time in Shrewsbury, he brought the Beatles to the music hall as well as the “Top Ten Dance Club”. His career finished as Director of Leisure & Tourism for Southampton City Council where, at the young age of 53, he died in service from cancer."

Subject

John Bullock
Ballroom Dancing
New Elizabethan Ballroom

Identifier

Chetham's Library Belle Vue Collection

Relation

Language

English

Contributor

Kind gift of Mr Simon Bullock

Original Format

Newspaper cuttings, photographic prints

Citation

“Photos and press cuttings concerning John Bullock, manager of the New Elizabethan Ballroom,” Virtual Belle Vue, accessed May 24, 2018, http://www.chethams.org.uk/bellevue/items/show/4915.

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