Wellingborough, Zoo Park c.1950

Wellingborough, Zoo Park c.1950

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Memories of Wellingborough

I Remember This Place

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 ...Read full memory

The Beatles

I remember 6th November 1963, The Beatles were playing at the ABC cinema in Northampton and word got around that the famous 'Fab Four' were staying at The Hind Hotel. The place was surrounded by fans hoping to get a closer ...Read full memory

Polar Bear

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.

St Barnabas School

I went to  St Barnabas school from 1950 until 1953, I have just found an old school photo from the above years.  I can put names to some of the faces but could do with some help with the rest.  Can anyone help?

This photo is available to buy in a range of sizes and styles, including framed and on canvas.

History

Off the west side of Sheep Street, a plaque informs us that the Zoo Park was opened in the grounds of the historic Croyland Abbey in 1943. Once home to large animals like this tiger, in the middle enclosure, the site is now occupied by offices.

This is an excerpt from Northamptonshire Living Memories, by Martin Andrew