THE HALIFAX ZOO AND AMUSEMENT PARK.

TheHalifaxZooAndAmusementPark[Book: Harry Armitage – 1978 – 15x21cm – 28 Pages – Few B&W photos and a map]. The story of Halifax Zoo (1909-1916). The zoo’s site is on a headland overlooking the junction of Calder and Hebble streams, the escarpment (chevin) providing the place with its title of Chevin Edge. Where once were the zoo buildings are now the semi-detached homes of Chevin Edge Crescent. Popular attractions: Zoological Gardens, Travelling Platform, Figure of Eight Toboggan Slide, Zig-Zag (Tickler), Human Laundry, Haunted Castle, Camera Obscura, The Electric Theatre (Picture Palace, Fun Factory and Hall of Mirrors), Hall of Laughter, Miniature Railway (the “Little Giant”), Roller Skating Rink, Stage Shows, etc. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.