Wednesday, July 29, 2009
ABC Wednesday - B is for Belle Vue, Manchester
This is the busy A57 Hyde Road into Manchester at Belle Vue. In the distance is the spire of Brookfield Church. Just across the road is the sign for Belle Vue Station.
Here is the footpath that leads down from the road to the platform.
Looking back at the bridge carrying the A57 over the railway line. The train is travelling between Manchester and New Mills in Derbyshire.
This is the platform on the other side of the line.
The first time I ever alighted at Belle Vue station was more than 50 years ago. The special steam train had travelled all the way from West Yorkshire. Our destination was Belle Vue Zoo which opened in 1837 and closed in 1977.
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