Wellingborough, The Zoo Park c.1950
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Memories of Wellingborough, the 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.
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 (...Read full memory)
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.