Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Back down memory lane again in Bristol

I had a dream last night which triggered some memories.


"Alfred" was a gorilla who lived (existed?) in the Bristol Zoo.

Memory is faulty but I am as sure as I can be that I saw Alfred when he was alive.  He died in 1948 (possibly having had a heart attack when a low flying plane scared him), so I would have been four years old or younger if indeed I saw him in his ghastly cage.

I certainly saw "him" many times in later years, for the taxidermists worked on his dead body which has been on display in the Bristol Museum for all these years.

Alfred alive, in his cage
Alfred in the Museum


1 comment:

  1. Unlikely to have been Alfred, more likely to have been a mirror!!