THIS photograph captures a happy occasion for children around 50-60 years ago.
The location is Dudley Zoo, which has been mentioned many times in our columns of late.
In the foreground we see a zoo keeper leading an elephant, with five or six excited children perched on its back, seated on a contraption which was securely strapped to the mighty beast.
On the left in the distance is a wooden platform with steps, on which other children were queuing to wait their turn to mount the elephant, for their ride.
The photograph has been sent to us by Mike Tunnicliffe of Walsall, who found it in an album of family snaps in a junk shop.
If these elephant rides of old stir the memories of any readers please let us know.