In the war for our holidays we used to go to my Aunt Doris's in Upton near Chester. Lying in bed at night I used to hear the lions roar and the screech of the peacocks at the zo
I remember riding on the elephant around the zoo ,it was a magical experience. On another visit I saw a lady fall into the moat that was around the chimpanzee enclosure.
My father, Henry Mapplebeck was a Merchant Navy Officer sailing between Liverpool and America. On one of his voyages returning to the UK an Albatross landed on the ship, it was
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
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
I remember being taken by my parents to the zoo and having a ride on an elephant. It was very exciting to an 8 year old getting close up to such a large animal. I think there w
I remember the lovely peacocks on the lawns by the restaurant, and Molly the elephant was quite nearby and we had lovely rides.
We had picnics on the lawn before seeing the rest
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