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Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Manchester


Comment on Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Manchester

Of course Belle Vue Zoological Gardens had its faults as most zoos still do. I was a keeper there in the late 50s and it was a very, very special place. How many people can say of any job that every single day was magic? Mine truly were.

Comment on Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Manchester posted 2008-02-22 by Dave Marsh from Jersey Channel Isles


Comment on Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Manchester

I used to visit Belle Vue as a child in the 1950's - I think there used to be a special train organised from Crewe once a year. I also visited in the 1960's and saw a flea circus. My grown up children are convinced that I am "making that up" but I distinctly remember watching performing fleas, walking a tightrope and pulling a chariot, through a large magnifying glass! Happy Days.

Comment on Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Manchester posted 2007-07-11 by David Claridge from Crewe, Cheshire