This Week in 1935: 18-23 February

A few choice news stories that appeared in The Times this week in 1935…

18-23 February:

In the week when it was announced that civil servants no longer had to work a six-day week a lot of monkey-business went on. The London Zoo announced that a baby chimpanzee had been born and that mother and child were doing well. The chimp was named Jubilee, a tribute to the upcoming Silver Jubilee of King George V. On a less happy note a boy of sixteen was mauled to death by a bear at Mr. Tyrwhitt-Drake’s private zoo in Maidstone. The lad had his arm amputated and died from an infection to the wound.


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