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Author Topic: Maidstone Zoo.  (Read 52062 times)

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seafordpete

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Maidstone Zoo.
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 08:45:07 »
The Elephant house is still standing out in the park. I remember going to it in the late 50s it was a manky place though.

merc

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Maidstone Zoo.
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2009, 22:43:11 »
The zoo was at Cobtree Manor and was owned by Sir Garrard Tyrwhitt-Drake,whose hobby it was for over 50 years for keeping wild animals.
When the zoo closed in 1959 he kept some of the Llama's, the Stud of Royal Cream ponies and the parrots.

Monkton Malc

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Maidstone Zoo.
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 22:11:18 »
http://www.francisfrith.com/maidstone/photos/zoo-park-c1955_M9030/

The Zoo existed between 1934 and 1959. When it closed down, the animals were dispersed to
other Zoos in the country.


That's all I have found so far :)

 

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