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The Electric Circus
Picture of the Electric Circus just after it closed in 1977.
Artefact added : 4th July 2007
by Bernie Wilcox
Big Block 454 Says –
I take it the building has been demolished now?
COMMENT ADDED 4th July 2007
llafranc1 Says –
Dunno. It was on Collyhurst Street between Rochdale Road and Oldham Road. Why don't you take a look and let us know?
COMMENT ADDED 4th July 2007
Big Block 454 Says –
I drove down Collyhurst Street the other day and couldn't see anything like a venue.
COMMENT ADDED 4th July 2007
Bernie Wilcox Says –
It looked like it needed to be demolished 30 years ago!
COMMENT ADDED 4th July 2007
Tony/Longfella Says –
Long since demolished. It looks not unlike the photos of the Corona cinema which became the Stonegreound then the Mayflower in Gorton. Also long since demolished.

These are great photos Bernie. Welcome to the site.
COMMENT ADDED 5th July 2007
Bernie Wilcox Says –
Cheers Tony. I've been clearing out my garage and thought that they'd be too valuable to our history to chuck out. I just wish I could find the rest of them!
COMMENT ADDED 5th July 2007
johnmac Says –
my fellow dj from waves graham opened the circus in 1976 i think,i used to live in miles platting just over the road. i saw motorhead,scorpions,the pirates and lots of others here,it was the mutts nuts.the best band i ever saw were on here,they were called loving awareness.they were radio carolines house band and were very beatles+badfinger influenced.they later became the blockheads,ian durys band.i wish i had a tape of the gig!charley charles the drummer joined us in the foyer for a smoke after coming off stage,he was bouncing off the walls with energy,a lovely man,now sadly deseased.
COMMENT ADDED 24th June 2008
Says –
I still look back at the site every time i pass it and it still upsets me. Denise
COMMENT ADDED 19th May 2011
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mypig7 Says –
Hi Bernie, I'm making a documentary, with all of my profits going to Kidneys for life. I'd like to use your photo of the electric circus for the film. Could you please get in touch so I can tell you a bit more. Many thanks Chris
COMMENT ADDED 30th July 2011
Michelle Le Says –
I am interested in publishing this photo for a piece about Manchester in the 1970s for Would it be possible?
Thanks so much.
COMMENT ADDED 23rd February 2015
mrfac51njh Says –
sadly knocked down many years ago..bernard manning used to own it at one point.
COMMENT ADDED 1st January 2016
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