This Week – Belle Vue Burns…

This Week – Belle Vue Burns…

February 2, 1958: Firemen tackle the blaze which gutted the York Restaurant and Coronation Ballroom at Belle Vue zoo and amusement park. Artist Syd Lane’s studio was destroyed and 5,000 musical scores belonging to Fred Bonelli and his Old Time Orchestra went up in...
Bits & Pieces – Fun in the snow…

Bits & Pieces – Fun in the snow…

January 20, 1960: Three-year-old Linda Torkington tows her 10-month-old sister Susan in a home-made sledge during the winter snowfalls. The sisters, from Stockport, were playing on the slopes of Lyme Park in Disley. Temperatures in the winter of 1959-60 were not as...