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Petersfield resident Bryan Kimber shares many a tail (or should that be tale) about his grandfather – local well-known character Fred Kimber was a licensed supplier of wild animals & had a travelling zoo. The family also had an unusual selection of pets. Enjoy!

Mr Fred Kimber with a lion
Fred Kimber with a lion
Fred Kimber with his pet fox & monkey
Fred Kimber with pet fox & monkey
Frank the pet bear
Frank the pet bear
Frank the bear's caravan in Tilmore Road
Frank the bear’s caravan – Tilmore Road
Tiger cubs
Tiger cubs
The travelling pet farm
The mobile pet farm

Many thanks to Bryan Kimber for sharing his amazing memories & photographs with Shine Radio.