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

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The old Plummer Roddis block in New Bond Street.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Championship Dog Show.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Tabitha takes teddy for a ride in the trailer of her tractor.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Tabitha goes puddle jumping.

Friday, May 27, 2005

How to turn Jar Jar Blinks, into Far Far Binks in easy Lessons.

A rare mediaeval oak cell phone charger, photographed today at Carpenter Oak & Woodland, Thickwood today.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The Grand Pump Room Hotel, later demolished to build Arlington House.
This stereo pair taken by Sam with an old Coronet bakelite 127 stereo camera, in the 1950s.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Wendy in Exeter with a new piece of modern art.
a three frame join up.

Sam and Wendy in Exeter reflected in the new piece of modern art.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Mrs Marjorie Noad owner of the famous Noad's bakery on Odd Down,
with her son Roger, baker of Bath's best Lardy Cake.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

The late Lesley Crowther, during refurbishment
of the Theatre Royal. In the 1980s.

Tabitha can't believe that Andy is eating her ice cream,
More on Tabitha's first dance show and Audrey's last at

Friday, May 20, 2005

Miss Tabitha Two Hats.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Onyx and Sam share a stable.
Picture Helen Mattock

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Is Tabitha getting too big for her boots?
Picture David Mattock

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Gosh with all these barrows we should be able. To muck out the
stables till Christmas, without bothering to empty them.

Monday, May 16, 2005

David's picture of Tabitha, in her new monkey suit made by Wendy.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Don’t forget
our original web site.

Pocket money was much harder to get in 1949, Sam and his dad
in Abbey Churchyard.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Newquay in the 1970s, must be on Cuddle Machine 102 by now.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Helen's pony Onyx still lives in my garage.

Tabitha News

Just to let you know that there are even more pictures of Tabitha on and there is also a picture of the scan of the next little Mattock (due August 23rd-ish).

Cheers . . . .

David Mattock

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Now the Daleks are back on DR Who, I think it's time to print this recent e-mail from Laurie Booth.
Who some of you should remember from the early days of Avon Films.
Laurie is now a gentleman of leisure, spending his time collecting rent on his flats and running one of his many web sites.

Hi Sam I've been busy over the last weekend working for the BBC doing a "BBC Experience" a sort of history of the Beeb radio & TV. We had 4,000 visitors so you can imagine we were kept busy. I was doing all kinds of odd jobs. I was going down a corridor "not open to the public" and found a Dalek broken down with an operator still in it. The top fits on like an old divers helmet so the operator has to be helped in and out using a stool !!!
We both fixed the Dalek, with glue,ping pong ball and two batteries!! Yep they do have sink plungers. So a very high tec bit of kit !!

Hope you and Wendy are keeping well

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Wendy, Tabitha and Helen at Norwood farm today.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Derry's Cross Plymouth

Sam and Wendy have just come back from Plymouth, after a few days away, here’'s a picture of Derry's Cross roundabout from our hotel.
It'’s taken hand held through the glass, as the window is sealed to stop me jumping, and joined up with the best free panorama program I have ever seen.
I used Wendy's little Canon PowerShot A70

Saturday, May 07, 2005

It's my slipper.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Election Special

Would you vote for this man!
People Did you know.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Elvis hasn'’t left the building, he’'s buying a new miniskirt.
Wendy meets a member of the Natural Theatre Company.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


Monday, May 02, 2005

The Devizes Majowrecks perform in Trowbridge.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Another panorama with Autostitch this time it's the
Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.
See 19th April for details