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  3. 1940
    One of the tougher parts of the zoo’s history due to the outbreak of World War II. The zoo welcomed new species and played a vital role in taking care of evacuated animals from all over the country.
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  4. 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

    Holidays in Upt…
  5. 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.

    The elephant…
  6. 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

  7. 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

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  8. 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…
  9. 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

    My first visit…
  10. 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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