Winkfield Zoo , Berkshire

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This was the Original Head Office and Winter Quarters for Billy Smarts Circus … I cannot find exactly when the Zoo began but no doubt with further research of my Billy Smart material and programmes I may be able to come up with a date … Anyway the Zoo was around in the 1950’s … I am guessing that the Zoo remained in place right up until Windsor Safari Park opened in 1969 , The Smart Family owned that site and further information will follow about the Safari Park at a later date , ….Just briefly the Safari Park was sold on in 1988 …. In 1986 an auction was held at the Winkfield Winter Quarters and the land and buildings were sold off to the then HFC bank for their Headquarters .. in 2012 there was a planning application to build houses upon the site and in 2014 a mysterious fire occurred and the partial derelict building was gutted by fire … presumably houses now stand on the site
1st picture 1960’s Zoo ..
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