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Stourbridge woman, 82, gives thanks for nine decades of Dudley Zoo memories

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: August 20, 2014

Head Gardener Carl Stevens plants one of the trees

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DUDLEY Zoo has a green future, thanks to a gift inspired by family memories from the past nine decades.

Sheila Lowe's parents met there in the 1920s and she spent many happy times with her late husband, their children and their grandchildren at the site.

The Stourbridge supporter contacted the tourist attraction after learning that their gardeners were planting hundreds of trees across the 40-acre hillside site.

Sheila, 82, said: "I read about the trees in ZooNooz magazine and wanted to contribute in some way as we've had lots of good times at the zoo as a family, so I decided to donate a couple of trees."

The trees have been planted in memory of her parents, Laura and Gilbert Allen and her late husband, Gerald.

Sheila added: "I've supported lots of animals over the years, but I can't get up on site as much as I'd like now."

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