I saw gnomes be­hind bars at Dud­ley Zoo

Black Country Bugle - - YOUR LETTERS -

I read Gavin Jones’s re­cent ar­ti­cles about Gnome­land at Dud­ley Zoo, which he re­mem­bered see­ing as a boy in the 1970s or early 1980s.

I was also on a dig at the zoo, as men­tioned by Paul Bowen, work­ing as a charge­hand 1985-88, un­til the dig ended. I don’t re­call the un­earthing of gnomes in the time I was there, but they could have been dug up in 1984 when the dig started.

How­ever I worked on the zoo on a YTS, paint­ing and dec­o­rat­ing, in 1982-83, and I saw a group of gnomes in situ in the tur­ret be­hind a grille fence in pets cor­ner, by the rep­tile house. Per­haps that was all that was left of the at­trac­tion. Or was that it?!

Karen Har­vey, nee John­son, 50 Leabrook Road, Wed­nes­bury, WS10 7NW

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