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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D5295
TitlePan's Garden (1955-1970), Zoological Garden, Ashover
DescriptionSouvenir guides, director's personal experiences, published history. Also includes two items relating to theformer zoo at Riber Castle, Matlock.
Extent6 items
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
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Archive CreatorPan's Garden (1955-1970), Zoological Garden, Ashover
Administrative HistoryPan's Garden was established as a privately-run zoological garden with a specifically educational remit in 1955. By 1963, the zoo had over 300 animals. Captions gave the French and German names of animals for the benefit of overseas visitors, together with information about the animals' habitat and development. By 1970, the zoo had hosted visits from 351 schools and had become the headquarters of the National Zoological Society of Great Britain. It occupied a site of over 2 acres adjacent to Hill Top House, Ashover.
Custodial HistoryThese papers were donated to Derbyshire Record Office in September 2000.
Organisation Sub-TypeVisitor Attractions

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