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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Bavaria, Hyde Road

Bavaria, Hyde Road. Colour (c) Barry Hargreaves at Belle Vue Facebook page [1]. Original (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click her to view full image [2].

The Bavaria was a German-themed Bier Halle on Hyde Road at the Belle Vue Gardens entrance dating back to the 1957, when it was converted from old stables into the Bavarian Banquet Street [3].  The two-pint steins of lager, the Schneider Oompah band and wild nights are recalled at the Bring Back Belle Vue page, where this coloured image is shown [1].  The original 1958 photo is shown at the archives [2], and this flickr photo shows the Bavaria to the right of the entrance.  The Bavaria appears to have lasted into the late 1970s and one of the trophies on offer at the stock car racing at the Hyde Road Stadium was the Bavaria Bier Halle Trophy.

Bavaria Bier Halle Trophy, 1974. (c) Football Zone.

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