Belle Vue Pleasure Gardens - In Belle Vue Zoo owner bought an Asian Elephant from Edinburgh for The elephant was named Maharajah and was brought to Belle Vue Zoo by travelling over 10 days walking 200 miles.
A photograph of Gracie Fields leaving her footprints at Belle Vue in Manchester, taken in June 1959 by Bert Abell for the Daily Herald. Gracie Fields (1898-1979) leaves her footprints in plaster at Belle Vue gardens an amusement park in Manchester. She is helped by her husband, Boris Alperovici. Fields, real name Grace Stansfield, was an actress, singer and comedienne born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.