Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Ken and Beryl Sims Retire after nearly 40 years at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens - Norfolk

Ken Sims Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Ken and Beryl Sims, who have been at Thrigby Hall for nearly 40 years and opened the Wildlife Gardens in June 1979, are to retire from active involvement in running the visitor attraction this summer.

Three long-serving and expert members of staff are joining Ken and Beryl as Directors of Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, to take over responsibility for the day to day management.

Scott Bird (15 years at Thrigby) is Zoo Director, Carol Payne (20 years at Thrigby) is responsible for the Shop and Tearoom and Linda Barnes (35 years at Thrigby), who started as a YTS trainee, is Head Keeper.

Ken Sims said: “We are confident that the long term prospects for the Wildlife Gardens and the wonderful animals here will be in good hands, while allowing Beryl and I to step back from daily routines. We would like to thank all past and present staff, visitors, friends and supporters, who have made our time here so pleasurable.”

 Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens is at Filby near Great Yarmouth, t. 01493 369477. The Wildlife Gardens open every day at 10am.