Belle Vue Visitors

Belle Vue Visitors

Belle Vue has a special place in the heart of every Mancunian lucky enough to ride the Bobs, make a splash on the water chute or enjoy an ice-cream or two on a hot, sunny afternoon. It was the undisputed entertainment centre for the North West for more than 150 years,...
Hall of Fame – Richmal Crompton

Hall of Fame – Richmal Crompton

Bury vicar’s daughter Richmal Crompton was always a little confused about her hugely successful Just William stories. She couldn’t understand why likeable scamp William was so popular when her adult fiction books, which she considered equally good, mostly stayed on...
Mindbenders

Mindbenders

It’s fair to say there was a seismic shift in the Manchester music scene during 1968. Freddie and the Dreamers split up after a lack of chart success, Graham Nash left The Hollies and The Mindbenders folded after their latest album and single flopped. A potent mix of...
This Week – Beatles Fans Go Wild in Wigan…

This Week – Beatles Fans Go Wild in Wigan…

October 13, 1964: Beatles’ fans go wild in Wigan as the Fab Four play a sell-out concert at the ABC cinema. Also on the bill were Mary Wells, Tommy Quickly, The Remo Four, Sounds Incorporated, Michael Haslam and The Rustiks. Similar scenes of adulation followed the...
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