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#561882 - 14th Aug 2011 11:01am post about the animal house storeton road
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ok so i remember seeing animals when i was a child at storeton road a house behind the halfway house Pub im 100% sure i have seen it on here too can anyone remember the post or have an idea where to look think it was something to do with chester zoo many thanks in advance smile

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#561885 - 14th Aug 2011 11:06am Re: post about the animal house storeton road [Re: sean99789]
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It was an animal quarantine, saw a giraffe there once!

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#561889 - 14th Aug 2011 11:10am Re: post about the animal house storeton road [Re: spannerman]
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yeah thanks spannerman im currently on page 32 of who remembers thread

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#561892 - 14th Aug 2011 11:13am Re: post about the animal house storeton road [Re: sean99789]
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When I saw the giraffe I was on the platform of bus as a conductor. I used to drink quite a lot in them days, saw the giraffe, rubbed my eyes, looked again an it had gone. I didn'teven know the place existed. Swore to give up the booze there and then, until my driver told me that it was Chester Zoo's quarantine building. It did put the wind up my kilt though.
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#562255 - 14th Aug 2011 10:14pm Re: post about the animal house storeton road [Re: sean99789]
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I got off the number 11 bus once coming home from school and saw a giraffe through the mesh window!

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#562389 - 15th Aug 2011 7:37am Re: post about the animal house storeton road [Re: sean99789]
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I remember this place, didn't realise it was just for Chester Zoo but remember it being a quarantine place, it's where that new build is now, with the blue tiles on the front.

I found this info on a zoo History web site:

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The building of a noc- turnal house and quarantine premises in Birkenhead near the port of Liverpool in 1957 allowed the zoo to directly import stock from Africa, including kudu, lechwe, eland, and warthog.


Pic of the place before it was demolished:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianlegge/366321530/


Edited by Sallybear (15th Aug 2011 7:45am)

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#562392 - 15th Aug 2011 7:50am Re: post about the animal house storeton road [Re: sean99789]
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Ahhh Sally not the place in that pic as that was next door and it's not been demolished just turned into a house now that was Norman ellis's yard who did house removals

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#562930 - 15th Aug 2011 10:50pm Re: post about the animal house storeton road [Re: sean99789]
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Yeah I used to live 5 minutes walk from there and there was deffo a giraffe there in the mid to late 80's

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