Windsor Safari Park
|TITLE OF PAGE||PAGE ID||FOCUS ON|
|Ajax chat from the site forums||ID page 29||up to 2011|
|BANKERS Bankers Appreciation Society!||ID page 45||2014|
|COMPETITION 2011||ID page 994||all|
|CONTACT PAGE: all site contacts||ID page 5||n/a|
|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|
|Gallery 2 :FORUMS||ID page g||n/a|
|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|
|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|
|TOP VIDEOS: BEST WSP VIDEOS||ID page 32|| ALL|
|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||NO||SCREENSHOT 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||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||NO||SCREENSHOT 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|
| Windsor Safari Park TOP TEN VIDEOS
Click on any of the thumbnails or click here for the full page TOP TEN
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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