Windsor Safari Park


Ajax chat from the site forums ID page 29 up to 2011
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COMPETITION 2011 ID page 994 all
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DODGE MANSION: when was it built? why was it built? ID page 44 all
DOWNLOADS: save videos and articles to your PC ID page 2 all
Eddy Powell :LIFE STORY ID page 28 1970
Eddy Powell :PAGE TWO ID page 31 1972
Eddy Powell :PAGE THREE ID page 33 1969
Eddy Powell :GUIDE BOOK ID page 37 1984
Forums: phpBB3 ID page w n/a
Gallery 1 :P BASE ID page p all
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Go Wild At Windsor :BEST VIDEO EVER ID page 23 1988
Go Wild At Windsor :PAGE TWO ID page 24 1988
Go Wild At Windsor :PAGE THREE ID page 25 1988
Go Wild At Windsor :PAGE FOUR ID page 26 1988
Home Page: Start Here ID page 0 (2008)
KIDS : Children's Farm etc ID page 4 1986
LATEST: holds latest article/video/ group ID page 30 current
Mick Edwards: early years ID page 6 1971
Old forums: phpBB2 ID page w1 2003
Privacy policy ID page P 2011
Sonia Reilly's black and white photos ID page 11 1975
Site Statistics :showing forums details ID page 27 up to 2011
Site Statistics :ORIGINAL PAGE ID page 271 2009
STOCKLIST, list of all animals ID page 21 1992
Taximan's 1989 - 1990 ID page 7 1989
Taximan's pocket guides ID page 13 1990
Taximan's final safari park guide ID page 14 1992
Taximan's classic Sam guide ID page 15 1982
Terry Bobrowicz, head keeper 75 - 82 ID page 17 from 1976
Terry Bobrowicz, Pool Side ID page 19 from 1975
Terms and conditions ID page TC 2011

what changed from the 2003 (fasthosts) site to this new 2008 (blackfoot) site?? the answers are tabled below!
target saved? link? comments
wd0 = old index page YES YES - CLICK HERE! this is the welcome page basically set up in 2003, a left hand column of 14 videos (clips) was added around 2006
wd1 = forums intro NO SCREENSHOT only this page sported a massive photo of lions circa 1988 and the old FORUMS WELCOME ICON, not worth saving
wd2 = becoming a member NO SCREENSHOT only this page was built on a specimen page supplied by "sitebuilder" in 2003 and apart from a few interesting piccies pretty much worthless
wd3 = site policy NOSCREENSHOT only wow, how embarassing is that page now? forum rules that nobody actually needed to know!! ditch it for definite
wd4 = kids page YES YES - CLICK HERE! hehe these are golden memories and photos for me, and for any other mum or dad trekking the park in the mid 80s
wd5 = contact page YES   YES - CLICK HERE!   wow check out the original page compared to what we have now!! a little discrepency I think! :=)
wd6 = mick edwards YES YES - CLICK HERE! this was originally the ALBUM page holding a table of 9 further pages, this was scrapped in favour of a left hand master menu
wd7 = Taximan YES YES - CLICK HERE! this has got to be my favourite page on the site, it echoes THE top era for me but I am sure others will disagree, anyhow a flippin awesome page!!
wd8 = ranking NO SCREENSHOT only top forum members were allowed to have their photo and details on this page but this proved fairly unpopular
wd9 = mick edwards/ taximan NO SCREENSHOT only this page has been split across the other pages of the new area
wd10 = video films NO SCREENSHOT only nine .avis were listed on this page from 2003 on but the huge memory total proved too much in the end and they had to come down, there was also a mountain of Sonia Reilly material that tragically never got commented
wd11 = Sonia Reilly YES YES - CLICK HERE! this page continued 2003 - 2008 without any captions or text which is a great shame
wd12 = more Sonia Reilly YES YES - CLICK HERE! this page continued 2003 - 2008 without any captions or text which is a great shame
wd13 = Final Years: Taximan!! YES YES - CLICK HERE! new developments in the 1990s are highly evident and abundant in this page, can't miss this!!
wd14 = more Final Years: taximan YES YES - CLICK HERE! the new developments continue apace onto this overflow page for Taximan's last final display of Safari Images and Info
wd15 = early days :Taximan YES YES - CLICK HERE! includes a crucial map of 1980s Windsor Safari Park which is fascinating
wd16 = links page NO SCREENSHOT only the links page has not been saved
wd17 = Terry Bobrowicz YES YES - CLICK HERE! Terry Bobrowicz was head keeper between 1975 and 1982 and he wrote all the text that accompanies all the photos (which are his) on this page
wd18 = Poetry NOSCREENSHOT only the poetry page consisted of one poem by Terry Bobrowicz written in 1976.
wd19 = Terry Bobrowicz Poolside YES YES - CLICK HERE! a second page of Terry Bobrowicz again with his commentary and his photos
wd20 = Terror Tech (Abandoned) NO SCREENSHOT only unfortunately the anticipated write up never arrived and the page was abandoned
wd21 = Stocklist 1992 YES YES - CLICK HERE! Excerpts from Dr David Taylor's book on the final days of Windsor Safari Park I believe supplied by Paul Scott
wd22 = Archives NO SCREENSHOT only archives not saved
goWild1 = Go Wild YES YES - CLICK HERE! 4 pages of lo quality screenshots of the awesome "Go Wild at Windsor (1988)" a professional 'documentary' advertisement feature 22 minutes long hosted by Terry Nutkins and Chris Packham

1971 day trip 1973 home movie 1971 Meet the animals 1986 amateur film Egyptian Village 1991 1986 silent cine film nemo joins winnie in 1984
Windsor Safari Park TOP TEN VIDEOS
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1988 Rainbow 1985 parrot show 1988 Trikes

Windsor Safari Park closes but seeks a saviour
NICHOLAS SCHOON, Environment Correspondent Monday 26 October 1992

If no new owner can be found to take on the park as a going concern then the animals will have to be dispersed to zoos in Britain and around the world - a difficult task which could take a year.

Chris Barlow, of receivers Cork Gully, who has been in charge of the park since January, said: 'It is no part of our strategy now or in the future to destroy animals.

'It is possible that very, very old or seriously ill animals, under veterinary advice, may have to be the subject of euthanasia.'

The park had been due to close next Sunday, but this was brought forward to yesterday after the receivers learnt that a Sunday newspaper was planning to announce the closure and report that it could become Britain's first Legoland - without any animals.

There were fears that animal liberationists could enter the park as paying visitors and stage a publicity stunt, or even try to rescue some animals in the belief that they were due to be destroyed. Police advice was sought.

The 144 acre (58ha) site in Windsor Great Park, which opened in 1970, went into receivership along with its owners, Themes International, which owed about £40M.

It normally shuts for winter, but unless a buyer takes it on as a going concern it will not reopen next year.

Mr Barlow said if the animals had to be dispersed none would go to circuses or animal dealers and family groups would be kept together. The process would be vetted by 'an independent group of experts' whose chairman he declined to name.

The menagerie includes 34 lions, seven elephants, 45 baboons, seven tigers, 13 wolves and eight dolphins. The latter will have to be found new homes in any case because the receivers are not willing to spend the £1M needed to bring the dolphin pools up to the standards demanded by new legislation.

Mr Barlow refused to be drawn on who might buy the park, but said discussions were continuing with several parties. The Danish toy giant Lego said it had been looking for a site for a second Legoland tourist attraction for some time, but would not say whether it had any interest in Windsor.

Visitor numbers at the safari park fell this year and the recession is making the task of selling the attraction harder. Themes International had spent about £11M on upgrading the park and turning it into an 'African Experience' since buying it in 1988.

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