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  3. I was three years old in 1940 and lived in the village of Upton. When one of my friends had a birthday we were often given 6d to go to the Zoo. We could have a ride on the elepha

    Elephant rides…
  4. Watching "Our Zoo" on T.V. has brought back childhood memories. In 1945 my father was licensee of "The Engine House Tavern" in Boughton. We had served servicemen regularly during

    Jenny the monke…
  5. Once we arrived at the Zoo the first stop was the Aviary.At 7yrs old I had never seen such exotic birds.It took a lot of persuation to prise me away.In those days there was an

    The memories of…
  6. My father was in charge of a workshop in Tarvin Road and we lived in rented accomodation in Tarvin Road. One of the ATS girls attached to my fathers unit was a very good artist a

    Visit to Zoo…
  7. My mother-in-law, who is 87, remembers going to the zoo every Saturday morning with her friend and weeding the front of the house. She remembers the elephants arriving and the I

    The Elephants a…
  8. I first went to the zoo in June 1942. It was the day of my mothers funeral at Stoak church, and as children didn't go to funerals in those days an uncle took myself and two broth

    1st visit June…
  9. I was born in Liverpool in 1942 and remember visiting the Zoo before 1950. I recall that thebears, polar and brown were kept in concrete pits not unlike the traditional bear pit

    bear pits…
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