These photos were taken in the summer of
2015, at Paignton Zoo in Devonshire.
('Paignton' is one of those words with a silent 'g', and is pronounced Painton.)
When my father retired in 1965 my parents moved to Devonshire. I had one year of schooling to complete and that school was opposite the zoo. I walked by the zoo twice a day, the second time on my way into town back to the bus station, where I rode a bus home.
After I married I went home as often as I could to visit my parents. This was usually when hubby was on a six month, sometimes 8 month deployment. If my parents didn't visit us for the summer, then I would take our son and we would stay with them. We all had a fun time visiting the zoo. It seems another lifetime ago now with a lot of great memories.
On this occasion in 2015, hubby and I were with my niece and nephew. My niece remembered visiting the zoo with her parents when she was little, so there was a lot of nostalgia for both of us.
The peacocks were putting on quite a display I remember, which was one of the many things that made our visit memorable, along with talking about the old days. As I was putting this post together, hubby and I enjoyed some of those memories. We were sorting through a few things and came across a box of old photos, which gave me the idea for today’s (and yesterday’s) post.
Two maps to show you the location of Paignton. Just like in many other areas, it looks like a lot of places are closed right now.