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1930's

Early memories

By Margaret Carswell

Born in 1930 I think I must have one of the earliest memories of the zoo. As I clearly remember being taken in 1935 and having a ride on the elephant.

Forward to the early 1950s, when married and living off Liverpool Road, almost every Sunday my husband and I used to take our daughter in her pram on a walk to the zoo. I should add until I was married I did not actually live in Chester but Lancashire.

Now my youngest daughter, a member of the zoo takes her daughter frequently.

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