Wellingborough, Zoo Park c.1950
Memories of Wellingborough, Zoo Park c1950
I do remember the zoo as I visited it as young child. My memory is of a large parrot on a T stand in the entrance and also the chimps.
Wellingborough Zoo had the saddest Polar Bear I have ever seen. Its enclosure was roughly three times the size of the bear and its pool was hardly bigger than a bath tub. Even as a small child, I knew this was cruel. It really upset me. Wendy Nicolle, nee March.
We were taken from Leicester on a Sunday School Outing to the Zoo Park. I have very little recollection of the place as I was quite little at the time! I do remember that we were given 'high tea' for which we were offered a choice of fish and chips or ham salad. I also remember being bought an embroidered badge which had on it a picture of a tiger with Wellingborough Zoo Park emblazoned across the top. It was only recently, as my work takes me into Wellingborough quite frequently, that it came to mind. I wonder when it closed down and where in the town it was situated.
Memories of Wellingborough
My family moved to 121 Midland Road during the winter of 1946 as my father worked in a local paint factory till 1948. There was a huge monkey puzzle tree in the front garden. I was 7 and my sister was 10. We loved that house. We used to belong to the Boots Booklovers library in the town and were ...Read full memory
I remember my dad taking a photo of me and my two sisters at the foot of the statue back in 1962. It looks so much smaller now. What fond memories we had! I enjoyed feeding the swans as well as the little ducks. I am coming back one day. Even though I am an American, England has always been a big part of me.
My family lived in Wellingborough in the 1960's. I went to Freeman's Endowed School and later to the Grammar School. We were regular attendees at All Hallows Church and I was a choirboy. At some time in the 60's (early - mid) we hosted an Italian refugee for a holiday. I think it was part of a ...Read full memory
My parents, Harry and Nancy were married in this Congregational Church and I was a Sunday School Teacher and sang tenor in the choir in the late fifties before going to university. It has a splendid organ with a triumphant tuba stop that David Jones the organist used to good effect in blazing out the melody over new harmonies in the hymn-singing.