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

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Old Fireman's Funeral

I know little about this picture of a fireman’s funeral, that was sent in by a reader about ten years ago.
I am sure the driver of the engine was my father, who was a fireman during the Second World War, rising to station officer before injuring himself while using a hook ladder.
The ladder allowed them to climb tall buildings by sitting in a widow ledge, pulling the ladder up and using the hook to smash the widow on the next floor before climbing and repeating the operation.
I remember my father who died over 40 years ago saying they were told they could keep the old brass helmets when the new style was adopted but he didn't bother.


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