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1974

Joining the team at Chester Zoo

By Alan Woodward

It was a cold day in December when I arrived at the Oakfield House for my interview with Mr George Mottershead, the founder of Chester Zoo. Mr Mottershead interviewed me in the boardroom, it was an honour to be interviewed by someone who had started so much with so little and to succeed with so much innovation. I was just past seventeen when I got the job at Chester Zoo and started on the 4th January 1974.

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