Virtual Belle Vue


Links to online resources that feature Belle Vue

Most of the Library's Belle Vue holdings are included in Discovery, the National Archives portal

We have uploaded some of our images to Flickr where they join lots of other images Belle Vue on Flickr

Volunteer Courtney Stickland's amusing Tumbl account provides an interesting snapshop Belle Vue on Tumblr

See the 'Storify' page about the Belle Vue Roadshow at Gorton Monastery in March 2015

Manchester Local Image Collection includes many of the City Library's Belle Vue materials

Local enthusiast David Boardman has created Belle Vue Revisited, a good and well-illustrated online history of Belle Vue from the zoo to the speedway

For a bit of fun, the 2014 Histories Festival Showground of the World exhibition has left this 'digital map' as a legacy of the event

The National Fairground Archive includes many Belle Vue-related items

'Bring Back Belle Vue' is a vibrant Facebook group with thousands of members. Sign up to see some fabulous photos of Belle Vue (including some from here) as well as personal reminiscences, other bits of ephemera, and some good old-fashioned crack!

There are a wealth of videos about Belle Vue on Youtube

Belle Vue Speedway 'Home of the Belle Vue Aces' is still going strong

Books and dvds about Belle Vue, including the excellent Belle Vue by Jill Cronin and Frank Rhodes and Robert Nicholls' Looking Back at Belle Vue and The Belle Vue Story may be available at your local library. You may also read them in the reading room at Chetham's or check them out from Manchester Central Library. A good selection of these Belle Vue resources may be purchased from Joyland Books.

There is a good Wikipedia article on Belle Vue

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