GB127.M800/FAC51: The Hacienda Must Be Licensed

On 21 May, The Hacienda will be thirty years old! We’ve taken a piece from the archive to celebrate. ‘The Hacienda must be built’, but it also needed to be licensed! This is an entry into a Register of licenses confirming details of The Hacienda, dated 20 May 1982.

The Hacienda originally had a member’s-only licence, the Museum of Science and Industry which holds a massive array of Haciendaand Factory records memorabilia has a temporary membership card, used for the opening night as the originals designed by Peter Saville arrived late.

Manchester Libraries also have some amazing books  detailing the history of The Hacienda, Factory Records and the Manchester music scene including,  The Hacienda: how not to run a club, Manchester: Looking for the light through the pouring rain and Factory: the story of the record label.

If that’s not enough for you The Manchester Photographic Gallery are hosting ‘Hacienda 30 XXX’ The Hacienda’s Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition’, which includes memorabilia from Peter Hook’s private collection, a model of The Hacienda interior and historic photographs.

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Archives+ will offer a wonderful, purpose-built showcase and repository for the region's archive and family history. The Archives+ partnership will build on the appetite and demand for accessible community history and personal heritage. This one-stop-shop will make it easier than ever before to find what you're looking for. The main partners in Archives+ are: • Greater Manchester County Record Office (Association of Greater Manchester Authorities) • Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives (Manchester City Council) • North West Film Archive (Manchester Metropolitan University) • Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre & Education Trust (University of Manchester) • Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society • BFI Mediatheque • Manchester Registration Service (Historic Registers) Displays and exhibitions will explore the rich collections to tell the stories of Manchester’s people and communities. You'll find all the local and family history resources you're used to, from books, maps and original materials to self-service digitised items and online resources like Archives+ will bring history to life using interactive exhibits, sound and vision. Its focus will be on telling stories and helping us to identify with our past. Our history isn't just about the great and the good, it's about personal testimony from ordinary people: a child in the cotton mill, the navvy, the land girl.

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