We are very pleased indeed to announce that our new Virtual Belle Vue website is now live!
Thanks to a generous grant by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund and the hard work of Project Manager Kathy Whalen, Senior Librarian Fergus Wilde, and a stream of committed volunteers, the Library has been able to digitise thousands of photographs, newspaper cuttings, programmes and publicity material, all of which are now available to browse on the new site.
But this is only the beginning – there’s more material to add, and we would love your help online putting names to faces, dates to events, and to hear your stories and memories. You can add your comments to the site, and we welcome additional donations of memorabilia and material relating to Belle Vue. This year we’ve already been presented with a bronze statue, a speedway scrapbook and a collar from a pet bear!
Take a look at the site and get involved here.