TheBelleVueStory[Book: Robert Nicholls – 1992 – 20x30cm – 84 Pages – Many B&W photos and diagrams]. Telling the complete story of the Belle Vue (Manchester, England) Zoological Gardens. Chapter Points: The Establishing of Belle Vue by John Jennison; John Jennison’s Years of Success 1852-69; Prosperity Under the Family 1869-94; The Last Decades of Family Control 1894-1925; Belle Vue Ltd 1925-39; Years of Success and Decline 1939-56; Sir Leslie Joseph in Control 1956-63; Part of the Forte Empire 1963-77; 1977 to the Present Day. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.