Back in 1959, at the tender age of11, I remember sending off a completed form and postal order to the Zoological Society of London, to enroll as a member of the XYZ Club. In exchange I received a membership card, badge and magazine, together with free tickets to visit either London or Whipsnade Zoos. I remember persuading by mother to take me to London Zoo; a day's outing by train from our home in Reading. Although not a very active member at that time, the XYZ Club fired my interest in the animal world which has continued throughout my life, such that now in my retirement I can devote more time to it. I would very much like to rekindle my memories of the XYZ Club and would be interested in hearing from others who were members of the club. I am also trying to obtain copies of the Zoo Magazine issued by the club each quarter. If any members have spare copies for disposal I would be interested in purchasing them.