Designed by acclaimed architect EW Pugin for the Franciscan Order, the Church and Friary were the hub of the local community until the 1970s when housing clearances removed much of the congregation. Abandoned by the Friars in 1989 the buildings became derelict, prey to thieves and vandals, until a campaign was started to try and save them. The Monastery is now owned and operated by the Charitable Trust that raised over £9.5m to restore the buildings and return them to their rightful place at the heart of the local and wider communities.
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Belle Vue Stadium is a greyhound racing track in Belle Vue, Manchester, England, where the first race around an oval track in Britain was held on 24 July 1926. It has also been used for motorcycle speedway, as the home ground of Elite League team Belle Vue Aces from 1988 until 2015, and since 1999 stock car racing and banger racing.The track is owned by the Greyhound Racing Association. The stadium has luxury glass-fronted grandstands, restaurants, hospitality boxes and bars. Greyhound racing takes place on Friday and Saturday evenings.Greyhound racingCurrent CompetitionsCurrent greyhound events held at Belle Vue: The original classic race the Scurry Gold CupThe original classic race the LaurelsThe original classic race the OaksPrevious CompetitionsPrevious competitions held at Belle Vue: Cesarewitch Northern Flat Gorton Cup Northern 700 Cock O’the North Manchester Cup Gold CollarTrack recordsOriginsIn 1925, Charles A. Munn, an American businessman, made a deal with Smith and Sawyer for the rights to promote the greyhound racing in Britain. Although the earlier attempt to introduce mechanical racing at Hendon had almost been forgotten, the pastime of coursing was still strong in Britain. Fortunately for Munn, the first person he contacted with regards to reintroducing greyhound racing into Britain was Major L. Lyne Dixson. The Major was a leading figure in British field sports and was quickly won over to the idea presented to him by the American entrepreneur.