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'Belle Vue Gardens, The Largest and Most Varied Place of Amusement on the Island'

Date(s): 1890s

Creator(s): Spencer, F.W.

Scope & Content: Lists attractions: Indian Pavilion, Dancing and Concert Pavilion to Accommodate Thousands; Wild Beasts & Monkeys; Grand Fresh Water Lake (4 acres) with 50 boats; Switchback Railway, Longest on the Island; Lawn Tennis, Archery, Croquet, Cricket, &c; Splendid Bicycle & Running Track; Fireworks Display. Issued by J. Burrows, Secretary. Printed by F.W. Spencer, Douglas.

Administration / Biographical History: Belle Vue Gardens was located where the National Sport Centre (NSC) is situated today. This amenity near Quarterbridge on the outskirts of Douglas was laid out in 1889 as an athletics ground. There were additional attractions within the gardens to entice more visitors. Many festivals were held here including the Isle of Man International Exhibition of 1892. In 1901 the park went into liquidation. It was later adapted as a racecourse which operated from 1912 until 1931.

In 1936 Belle Vue changed its name to King George V Park as a tribute to the late King, George V.

Language: eng

Extent: 31 x 24.5 cm

Item name: poster

Collection: Print & Poster Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: P.6593

Subject tags : #MM100


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