Getting a hug and plenty of attention in December 1974 was Klara, the celebrity chimpanzee who took time off from filming television commercials to entertain youngsters.

It was a children's party organised by Bicester police at their social club.

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Klara, seen mingling with the youngsters, is a real chimp.

She was joined by Hanna – another TV chimp celebrity – who both travelled from Southam Zoo to Bicester, where they delighted children with their tea party routine.