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Ref. No: CARLEY-NEGS2-052                                                                                      OS Ref: TQ743588
Location: COBTREE PARK ZOO      MAIDSTONE      KENT
Archive date: May  1939    Archive Author: Frederick Carley    
Info: Celebrities Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale together with their daughter Catherine Hale-Munroe visiting in May 1939..
The zoo was created by Sir Garrard Tyrwhitt-Drake - 12 times Mayor of Maidstone - in 1934 when it was opened by Bertram Mills - circus owner. It finally closed at the end of the 1959 season.