You had to be 15 to work at the zoo, I couldn't wait. My first job was selling Zoo Guides, pay was 2 shillings an hour, good holiday money in 1961. I soon graduated to selling ic
Each year our junior school took us
on the Chester zoo trip. I remember
The manor house, rose garden, having our lunch on the grass. The animals impressed my 9 year old self e
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