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    Where it all began - the 1930s. A decade of many milestones! George Mottershead officially opened our gates for the first time in 1931 and in 1934 the zoo was established as a conservation charity.
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  3. Born in 1930 I think I must have one of the earliest memories of the zoo. As I clearly remember being taken in 1935 and having a ride on the elephant. Forward to the early 1950

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  4. My grandad, Allan Squires, had a grocers and adjoining butchers shop on the A41 in Upton, called 'Squires'. He had a van for his business of home deliveries and was asked by Mr M

    Delivering bear…
  5. I was born in 1929, I spent many school holidays at my aunties house in Shotton. On one of my visits she took me on the bus to visit Chester Zoo in the year 1936. I recall seei

    My first visit…
  6. My family have lived in Upton-by-Chester for 5 generations. My great grandparents John and Ethel Reevey and my grandparents Harold and Norah Evans lived on Long Lane opposite the

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  8. The memory is my mother’s, not mine. Her first job was as a trainee keeper at Chester Zoo. She left school at 14 and was born in 1923, so I am guessing it would have been 1937, b

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  9. My Mother , then Beatrice Beck worked for a Mr and Mrs Richard Roberts of Overton Hall Frodsham as a Nanny house maid . Mr Roberts who was a Vet was invited to bring his family f

    Tea with the mo…
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