BelleVueManchester[Book: Manchester Evening News – 2005 – 19x25cm – 128 Pages – Many B&W, few colour photos]. For over 150 years, Belle Vue (Manchester, England) was the entertainment centre of the North West. What started off as a small Zoological Gardens soon developed into a place for dancing, fun on the fair, firework displays, music, sport, boating, greyhound racing, and a multitude of dining areas. At its zenith, an incredible two million people a year visited Belle Vue, with over 170,000 recorded on one single day. Chapter Points: Introduction; Zoo; Funfair; Circus; Music; Sport; Speedway; Conclusion. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.