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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. Every year in the late forties and early fifties our dad took us 4 kids to the zoo. I remember riding on Molly the elephant and laughing at the antics of the monkeys. Feeding tim

    Annual Post War…
  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. As a small boy, I clearly remember George Mottershead and another gentlemen paying us a visit at Frodsham in order to buy some iron bars which formerly were part of an outdoor do

    A Visit from Mr…
  7. I remember my mother recalling how difficult it was for the Mottereshead family to obtain sufficient food for the animals during the war. She said that they would collect food t

    Wartime Shorage…
  8. During the war years my father worked for Sewards Central Heating in Chester and I can remember him telling us as children how his company kept the heating on during hard times s

    My late fathers…
  9. My father worked as a contractor at the zoo. He had a small wagon that is on the TV programme Heartbeat, a small Bedford carting ashes from the BICC works in Helsby to make the r

    Two tigers…
  10. My sister and I always attended the children's matinee at the Odeon cinema in Chester on a Saturday morning. Mr Mottershead sometimes brought animals along to show us children An

    Saturday mornin…
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