Know your Zoo
12 May 2012, 10 am
Conservation Education Centre, Bristol Zoo, Bristol, BS8 3HA
Alfred the gorilla at Bristol Zoo, 1938
Image by Bristol Zoo
Bristol Zoo contains a rich collection of rarely seen historic photographs, guidebooks and other artefacts, as well as film footage and interviews with former Zoo staff. Following on from its 175th
anniversary last year, we are looking to fill the gaps and add to the treasure trove of materials that documents its heritage and tells the stories connected with the world’s oldest provincial zoo.
Bring your memories and memorabilia to help us recognise the role that the Zoo has played in the lives of people across the South West and South Wales. And we don’t only mean ‘old’ items; we’re just as interested in capturing today’s memories - or yesterday’s - for tomorrow’s past.
This event is organised in conjunction with Bristol Zoo and is part of the Know your Bristol series of events on local community heritage.
Admission to the Know your Zoo event is free (entrance on Guthrie Road) and no booking required; people can come along any time between 10am - 4pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their own stories and objects.
Further information from tel: +44 (0)117 3318321 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part of the programme of public events.