Friday, November 30, 2012

Ghost Zoo--Ampthill House and Wingfield Zoo


Ampthill House



Sir Anthony Wingfield, left






 East Anglian Film Archive: Ampthill Zoo, 1912



In the 1920's the zoo was scaled down, and the animals transferred to Whipsnade Zoo. Decorative wing plumes of the ostriches were used for boas and fans; and ostrich eggs were used for cooking. Wingfield died in 1952, and a year later Ampthill House was demolished and an estate built on the site.

'Does anyone have anymore information about this zoo?'

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