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"Upton Zoo"

By Barbara Roberts

Please may I share my lovely memory of what we called 'Upton Zoo' in the war years...

I am 81 years old and visited my great aunt and family. Many times over the years I have told people about the lion living together with the dog - a memory that will live with me forever - but no one ever believed me! Both lion and dog were so happy together. Also we remembered a grey parrot who said 'hello, hello' to my little brother.

You brought to this world something that money can never buy the love of those animals.

I wish I could have been there to give my support in the beginning.

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