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

Saturday, March 19, 2005

This is a rare colour picture of Ben Butchers House at 9 Lower Bristol Road, It stood close to the Old Bridge.

The council demolished it as it was wanted for road improvements in the 70s.

Ben who was a Sniper at the Somme in 1916 and claimed to be the oldest living jockey.
While he sat tight defying the bulldozers, he painted scenes of his life all over the front of his house.

He died in hospital in June 1973 aged 84.


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