Various photographs of Chessington Zoo & Circus, throughout the years...
Habiba & Hans
Rosie & the fruit stall
A Sarus Crane at Chessington Zoo has it's feathers dusted with a vacuum cleaner and a special powder to prevent feather mites. 1933
The very last tramcar to the 'Elephant and Castle' and its Comet propelled. London discarded its trams a couple of months ago and this vehicle (the last to actually run in the capital) was brought by an association of tramcar lovers and donated to Chessington Zoo where there is a museum of transport. Comet the zoo's elephant was on hand to haul the tram to its final destination..
The Three Light “Garden-Seat” Horse-Bus
The Three Light “Garden-Seat” Horse-Bus was used for a number of years by Chessington Zoo, who purchased it from Mills Circus. The bus was operated on a service between Chessington South Station and the zoo, until it's retirement in 1949; when it failed to pass an inspection. The horse bus still survives today and after a complete overhaul and repaint to it's original livery the bus is now part of the display at London Bus Museum in Cobham, Surrey.
Family photos taken Sunday 15th September 1963