Fenella in Photographs | Exhibition launch
Free entry8:00 pm - 9:30 pm 16-22 Dunford Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2DPHelen Bray StudioEvent Type:ArtFree Event
Join us for a glass of wine and to celebrate the opening of this exhibition of family photographs of Fenella the tiger and her life in Holmfirth.
At the outbreak of World War 2, the Overend family brought Fenella back with them to live in Holmfirth. After a spell in quarantine, the Sumatran tiger lived with the circus family, who took her on long walks around Holmfirth. Fenella is today remembered by pupils who attended “Nabb” School (Holmfirth Junior and Infant) as a friendly tiger, and have lasting memories of incidents involving Fenella.
As Fenella, “Feney” for short, grew older she was then taken on a brief tour and featured in theatres across Britain. In 1950, she sadly died, but the memories she left behind with the local people of Holmfirth are still remembered to this day.
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