On Thursday 17 February the Archives+ team headed along to View Bar on Canal Street to take part in the inaugural Manchester Libraries LGBT pub quiz ‘Step Back In Time’. Five rounds of questions, themed by decade, challenged the seven teams’ knowledge of Manchester’s proud LGBT history. From Alan Turing to Foo Foo Lamarr, our quiz had it all!

Union Hotel, 1970
Union Hotel, 1970

The Lucky winners, Prairie Dogs, won a meal for two at a Chinatown restaurant. You can see video interviews with contestants here. Typical comments were:

“But I wasn’t even born in the 1970s!”

“How can I access these archives?”

“Are you going to do this every Thursday?”

Thespian Tendencies, Library Theatre, 1990
Thespian Tendencies, Library Theatre, 1990