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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #405 on: May 16, 2013, 08:32:35 AM »
Looks good, haven't been since I was a kid. How much it is to get in now?

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« Reply #406 on: May 16, 2013, 09:01:09 AM »
I last went in the Sixties, my main memory is of cobras being 'milked' for their venom! and Fester now reports that many snakes escaped !  :o  :o must have another look sometime!
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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #407 on: May 16, 2013, 10:30:15 AM »
This is what I remember seeing!

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« Reply #408 on: May 16, 2013, 10:38:29 AM »
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my main memory is of cobras being 'milked' for their venom!
What did they do with the venom?

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« Reply #409 on: May 16, 2013, 10:41:15 AM »
Somehow make it into serum, I expect health and safety would not allow this to happen now as in the film! No glass screen, nothing!
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« Reply #410 on: May 16, 2013, 11:19:48 AM »

"Furthermore, he said that back in the 60's, many snakes had escaped, the descendants of which are seen quite often these days in the area surrounding the zoo! "

I think that there was just one Italian snake that escaped but she was pregnant at the time. The snake was a live bearing snake and had the young in the woods where you can find some of them today.   Thankfully the snake was not a poisonous type!



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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #411 on: May 16, 2013, 11:37:17 AM »
Have they finished the new Reptile House yet?
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« Reply #412 on: May 16, 2013, 02:31:07 PM »
Oh Fester, thinking the zoo was a bargain basement sort of place. North Wales Tourism are an organisation determined to stamp out this impression that some people may have of any tourist attraction.
 The very long standing Chairman is about to retire after many, many years. He happens to be a Mr Jackson, owner of the zoo.

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« Reply #413 on: May 16, 2013, 02:56:07 PM »
There are two brothers:: Nick and Chris.  Chris is very able and a nice guy.
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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #414 on: May 16, 2013, 08:28:08 PM »
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Looks good, haven't been since I was a kid. How much it is to get in now?

Admission was £10.95 per adult, but there are concessions of £2.00 reduction for pensioners, and £4 off for under 16's.

I baulked at the price at first, because I thought it was going to be a bit crap!  But in hindsight, it is very good value indeed and I highly recommend a visit.

The reptile house is finished, and that is where I encountered the massive alligator.

I could go on and on about the zoo, but I think it is better that you discover some of the interesting creatures for yourselves.
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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #415 on: May 18, 2013, 02:51:29 PM »
We had a look at the Colwyn Bay Prom event, worth a look, very cold though!

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We both enjoyed free Segway rides! Yes FREE!! I had to encourage Erindoors to have a go and she loved it!

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« Reply #416 on: May 24, 2013, 12:47:28 PM »
The NWWN says that the Prom event attracted 80,000 people. I realise that is probably a 'guestimate' but it seems a bit over the top to me. How is such a figure arrived at for an event of this type?

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« Reply #417 on: May 24, 2013, 01:34:14 PM »
Never 80,000 in a month of Sundays!  That's almost a quadrupling of the local population.   Typical exaggeration of the Press probably aided and abetted by local Councillors!   :D
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« Reply #418 on: May 24, 2013, 02:05:35 PM »
Was the count done by the number of cars that passed by on the A55 and taking a guess that there were 2 people in each car?

You might get close to 80000 using that methadology!

I certainly had no problem getting around and I live in the trap between The Park Hotel and The Marine were there is no escape from traffic if the Promenade and A55 are blocked by 80000 people in 40000cars.

8000 might be a closer figure :o

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« Reply #419 on: May 24, 2013, 05:14:16 PM »
We went on Saturday morning, it was so busy that we had to wait about one minute before we could get on the Segways!! :o May have been a couple of minutes if you went on the Sunday! :laugh:

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