Aviaries :: Shared Description

In its early years, Saltwell Park showed signs of becoming transformed into a zoo. In June 1877, there were in the Park grounds 3 swans, 47 ducks, 4 peacocks and 1 peahen, 8 pheasants, 3 hens, 1 bantam cock and 1 bantam hen. In 1880 the Chief Constable of Gateshead, John Elliott paid for the construction of an aviary, supplied birds, and in the same year he had built a monkey house and provided monkeys. These, however, were not a success and in October 1880 the male monkeys were ordered to be removed 'forthwith'. In 1882 Lord Ravensworth presented two deer to the Park and it may have been one of these which involved the Corporation in litigation and expenses of £650 when a visitor to the Park in 1889 was gored by a stag. Further trouble is apparent in 1890, when the Park's raccoon was presented to the London Zoo and it was resolved that in future 'no vicious animal' would be allowed in the Park LinkExternal link
by Andrew Curtis
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NZ2561 : Aviaries, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis


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Created: Sat, 28 Nov 2009, Updated: Sat, 28 Nov 2009

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