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, December 12, 2005

Sir Jimmy Savile in Bath

When I was a freelance in the mid 80s Mars asked me to photograph the Bath Half-Marathon.
Now Sir Jimmy Savile wasn't one of my favourite celebrities, but after spending a day with him (not the running bit) I just couldn't believe that anyone could be so nice to everybody all the time.
When not running he was smoking a large cigar, and when he was running he had time for everyone, stopping to be photographed with kids and grannies, signing everything shoved in front of him.
When he finished the half-marathon, his schedule was to go to the hotel to shower and change before making the presentations.
But he went straight to the Pavilion, and when he was offered the chance of a quiet cup of tea behind the scenes he opted to sit out in the front signing yet more autographs.


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