Other Sports at Belle Vue
Other Sports at Belle Vue

From the outset Belle Vue was more than a zoo.  The Jennison family and all of those who took over from them made every effort to attract as many people as possible to the the gardens.  Sports of all kind figured prominently in the crowd drawing activities.  The greyhound stadium on Kirkmanshulme Lane, the speedway stadium on Hunters Lane, the Kings Hall and  the Athletics Ground were all pupose built venues serving greyhound racing, football, speedway, stockcar racing, boxing and wrestling.  However, the gardens were used for a much more diverse range of sporting activities from Show Jumping to ice skating, from roller skating to school sports days.  Below is a collection of photographs taken in the late 1920s early 1930s at Belle Vue, most of them in the speedway stadium.