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, October 31, 2006


Tabitha shows off her new pink riding jacket and jodhpurs,
Then stops to smile for David's camera.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Fairy Land

Spotted in a Bath Street today!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Eating yogurt

Lottie was one in August and is well versed in the art of spoon-feeding herself yogurt.
Most of it seems to end up in her mouth.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Penny for the Guy

I think there's a Guy Fawkes contest in Bradford on Avon and this contestant has even made his own headlines.

Friday, October 27, 2006


Honda Gold Wing three wheeler spotted in Chippenham today.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Yellow Pages

What's wrong with Yellow Pages

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cardiff Pigeon

Cardiff Pigeon

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Sometimes the army press department doesn't live in the real world, a press call at Colerne failed after the TA troops practicing for war in Iraq refused to be identified.
I think two TV crews and two photographers walked out and this was the best I could do!

Copyright Sam Farr/The Bath Chronicle

Monday, October 23, 2006


Fellow Photographer Matt Cardy spotted this bargain at St Martins

Sunday, October 22, 2006


I was photographing the ring of fire around Bath on Friday, when fireworks were launched from 6 sites around the city.
The picture for the newspaper, a panorama running across two pages was successful.
But I nudged the camera during one time exposure, this is the result.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Brian Blessed

In January 2003 actor Brian Blessed gave up his only night off from the lead in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, to raise money for of St Johns Ambulance in Wiltshire.
Picture Copyright Sam Farr / The Bath Chronicle

Friday, October 20, 2006

Strange but true.

This mans late wife collected model owls, a while after her death this impression of an owl appeared on the outside his bedroom window.
Picture Copyright Sam Farr/The Bath Chronicle

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Killer Mice

Attack of the killer mice

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Lap Dunce

Like the headline!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ring of fire.

This Friday brings the first ring of fire around Bath, when fireworks are set off from 6 hills around Bath.
This old picture of mine is Bath Abbey on November the fifth from Arlington House.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Naughty Nuclear

With Nuclear Power back in the news it's time to dig in my archives.
This picture from 20 years ago shows a maintenance crew relaxing before entering the heart of the reactor.
Notice the man on the right is so relaxed he's reading a copy of Fiesta a girlie magazine.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Fungus in in Tir-Y-Cwm

Son-in-Law David had a walking weekend in Tir-Y-Cwm.
He returned with this collection of fungus pictures.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Well-Travelled Trabant

This 1959 Trabant was brought from East Germany and driven through the Berlin Wall.
The 549cc 2 stroke motorcycle engine runs on leaded, unleaded or ever paraffin plus a 1/50 ratio of oil and it does 50mpg.
The Body is made of Duraplast (Virtually Bakelite) and wait for it No fuel gauge, fuel pump, water pump, radiator, oil pump, sump, timing belt, valves, camshaft, points, distributor or brake servo.
It's seen regularly around Bath driven by Conservative councillor Bryan Chalker.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Whoops 2

For those of you interested in yesterday’s post, I still ache after the fall and have trouble getting comfortable to sleep.

But here’s the bill for the repair to the camera.

1. Nikon D2Hs
General Service, replace parts as described, recalibrate, clean sensor, check, test and clean. ~ £105.00 (EX VAT)

Bayonet ~ £21.75
Shoe ~ £12.12
PCB ~ £74.99
Connect FPC ~ £19.47
Base Rubber ~ £13.16
Rubber1 ~ £11.85

Total ~ £272.71 (EX VAT)

2. Nikon 12-24mm F4 DX Lens (212434)

General Service, replace parts as described, repair zoom mech, recalibrate, check test and clean equipment. ~ £75.00(EX VAT)

Casting ~ £27.09 (EX VAT)

Total ~ £102.09 (EX VAT)

Thursday, October 12, 2006


I was working at Castle Combe on Tuesday, photographing a prizewinning builder and his House.
I was walking back down a slight slope and slipped on some rotting damsons (small plumbs).
My right leg went behind my as I fell to the floor, I still ache a bit and have a sore back.
This is my plumb soaked shoe and the Nikon D2hs with the flash shoe torn off, and damaged 12 to 24mm lens.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Banana for sale

We were shopping in Keynsham today, and I spotted this shop where the builders doing the alterations decided to have some fun.
They put an old shoe and new banana on the revolving window display.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Helen and Tabitha

Mother and Daughter

Monday, October 09, 2006

Sky installation

This must be the most ramshackle Sky installation ever, notice it's an old tripod, chain, string, stakes and even an old washing-up bowl and some hose.
I couldn't keep a straight face long enough to ask if it worked.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Tabithas first ride on Biscuit

Tabitha had her first ride on Biscuit today.
Yes I know her riding hat looks a bit on the large size.
But it was professionally fitted and cost £48.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Harvest Moon

Last nights Harvest Moon

Friday, October 06, 2006

New Shetland

As I mentioned a few months ago Helen was looking to find a Shetland pony to keep Onyx Company.
Well Biscuit joined the family today; he's on loan but just the right size for Tabitha.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Sandbanks Car Ferry

The Sandbanks to Poole car ferry, a six frame join up with Panorama Plus.
And as seen on Google Maps Satellite view.