Following the success of Central Library’s exhibition about Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, historian Brian Selby will give a talk about what was once one of the North West's premier tourist attractions
Belle Vue Remembered: An afternoon of nostalgia, will take place on the final day of the exhibition, Friday 17 October 1pm - 4pm. Brian will share interesting anecdotes and facts about the Belle Vue of yesteryear and will display more items from his own fascinating personal collection of memorabilia.
There will then be the opportunity to meet and talk to people who used to work at Belle Vue and to share memories of happy days spent enjoying the park's many attractions including the fairground, outdoor dancing, Saturday night speedway, firework displays and gardens.
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure at Manchester City Council said: "Due to the popularity of the exhibition and its subject matter we are offering this fascinating talk free of charge to give people further opportunity to remember and reminisce on a bygone era and learn more about Belle Vue both as a leading tourist attraction and as an important part of the city's social history."
The exhibition, Belle Vue's Back in Town runs at Central Library until 17 October and features an astonishing collection of original posters, postcards, circus programmes, zoo guides, souvenirs and other artifacts.
Belle Vue Remembered: An afternoon of nostalgia, takes place on Friday 17 October. The talk will take place 1.00pm - 2.00pm and people are welcome to stay and chat after the formal presentation as the event will continue until 4.00pm.
Light refreshments will be provided and the event is free of charge although people are advised to reserve a place, which will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
To reserve a place contact Steve Willis at Central Library on 0161 234 1903.
Claire Keegan, Press Office, tel: 0161 234 4014