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Manto finally closes

Manto finally closes

Following the untimely recent death of co-founder Carol Ainscow, Manto Bar,once the 'beacon' venue of what we now know as The Gay Village, has finally closed its doors.

Launched in 1991,Manto was credited by many, as changing the way in which the LGBT community,both saw itself and wished to be seen.

Not universally popular with all, it certainly proved a huge hit with a new generation of young gay men and women who no longer wished to be 'behind closed doors'.

Many of our community will have great memories of its hey day and lament its closure.

At the time of publishing, it's beleived that other village operators are in talks about the space and its future.

 

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