The Farr Family

This Is the Blog of the Farr family, Sam and Wendy Farr and their Daughters Nichola and Helen plus their husbands Andy Higby and David Mattock. They all live in the Bath Area. Sam works as a freelance photographer after taking voluntary redundancy from The Bath Chronicle after 20 years, Andy is a freelance Manager for various Charities and David a Computer programmer. David and Helen have our two Granddaughters, Tabitha and Lottie they can be seen at

Monday, February 28, 2005

It's my Fimbles Ball.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

I'm sure my owner will come back soon,
and he told me not to talk to strangers.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Brownies caught in speed trap

How many Brownies can you cram in
one speed camera picture.
7th Warminster Brownies try for a record in Trowbridge.

Friday, February 25, 2005

The British Telephone service is wonderful, but sometimes you look at the quality of British Telecom wiring.
And wonder why it works at all.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Walcot Street before The Hilton and Podium were built.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Don’t forget to visit

We had a trip to Warminster today, walking through the Corn Market I stopped to photograph this statue, when an elderly gentleman approached me.
He said, "It's the town symbol, a load old bags" I didn't stay long enough to check the female population out so can't possibly comment.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

While stopped in a queue of traffic today, the car in front attracted my eye, I realised that it had television screens built into the headrests, the children were watching a cartoon.
Long gone are the days when I sat in the back-seat firing dried peas with a catapult at road signs.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Sam went for a walk with the Somerset Coal Canal Group on
Sunday and took this snap with Wendys little Canon A70
using the panorama facility.
This is a view of lock 19 one of the 22 locks at Rowley Bottom,
I can recommend the web site for SCC
if you want to learn more about this spectacular
piece of industrial engineering from the 1800s.
Its the 200th anniversary of the canal opening this year.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Tabitha shows her collection of beads, before decorating granddad.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Mrs Davis had a flower stall in Stall Street in the 60s, when she died her daughter, on the right of the picture wanted to take the stall on.
But I believe the council decided that they didn't want street traders and refused to transfer the licence.
They must be turning in their grave now, as you can't move for people selling everything from olives to roast pork.
If you look carefully you can see Macfisheries in the background, we had three fish shops in the centre then.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Fullers Earth Works while it was still working in the 70s.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Strange Sign one

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Wendy running up a sandhill, Cornwall late 60s

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Nicky with half a mini at the science museum.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Valentines Day was my mother Valerie Farr's birthday,
here she is with her old corgi Teddy.
Mum would have been 101 if she was still alive.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

I'm not sure why the chicken crossed the road,
but this is how the cows do it in Wells.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

I'm watching you.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Sam and Wendy are pleased to announce that we are to be grandparents again around the middle of August, so it's congratulations to David and Helen with Tabitha looking forward to a new brother or sister.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

New Health and Safety kit for court snatches

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Heres our old shop in Abbey Churchyard, the display case to the right contains a Monkees pop magazine so that puts the date of the picture at about 1970.
If you look to the left you can see Mrs Allen's Umbrella shop where she sold and mended umbrellas, see we were into recycling even then.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Summers on the way

August 2003 Tabitha has her first trip to the seaside.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Nicky and Andy celebrating a friend's 30th birthday.
Photo by Miss Helen Ennis.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Overflow Parking
For submarines!

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Strange number plate three

Friday, February 04, 2005

Cuff him he's drunk in charge of a swan.
Actually they were afraid to pick it up, so Sam did it for them.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Strange number plate two

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

They missed not doing naughty things behind a bush.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Last sign of life, or is it death.