Bits & Pieces – The Bobs at Belle Vue…

Bits & Pieces – The Bobs at Belle Vue…

August 12, 1946:   Riders enjoy the high-speed thrills of the Bobs roller coaster at Belle Vue amusement park and zoo. The Bobs, so-called because it cost an old shilling to ride, was one of the park’s premier attractions along with the water chute and dodgems. Cars...
Maude the Tigon arrives at Belle Vue Zoo…

Maude the Tigon arrives at Belle Vue Zoo…

August 5, 1992: British racing cyclist Chris Boardman poses with his wife Sally-Anne and children Edward and Harriet at Manchester airport after winning gold at the Barcelona Olympics. Boardman, who won the individual 4km pursuit event at Barcelona, also broke the...