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1987

Grandma and hippos

By Rebecca Heyes

Grandma (Heather Bates) with her grandchildren Rebecca (aged 4) and John (aged 3) visiting Chester Zoo and falling in love with the hippo! Photograph taken by Grandy (Derek Bates).
In June 2015, Heather and Derek (who have been members and supporters of Chester Zoo for years) celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. As part of the celebrations, we visited the zoo as a family and tried to recreate this photograph. There are no hippos of course and we couldn't find the wall!

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