I saw gnomes behind bars at Dudley Zoo
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