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Saturday, 30 June 2007

Meatloaf 10 Ashton Gate 0

Wendy and I went to the Meat loaf concert at Ashton Gate last night.
We’re both Meat loaf fans, Wendy wore her Bat out of Hell jacket and in the past we have travelled to Birmingham and Cardiff to see him.
This concert was appalling, the sound was dreadful and if you hadn’t memorised the words of most of his songs you wouldn’t have known what he was singing.
He came on-stage about 8.40 and we walked out at 9.30.
Ashton Gate may be all right for a football team playing in a league that’s named after a fizzy drink that rots children teeth, but it’s a poor concert venue.
No wonder Bristol Rovers football team wants to build its own stadium.

Friday, 29 June 2007

Thursday, 28 June 2007

Fire Rescue Boat

In 2001 the Avon Fire Brigade Bristol rescue boat came to practise on Pulteney Weir.
Unfortunately they misjudged the power of the weir.
Janet who was the owner of the gift shop on the bridge realised the problem and called the emergency service.
When she was assured that they were only practicing, she replied I’ve seen them practicing, their not practicing their drowning!
My picture shows them waiting for the Bath fire rescue boat to pull them off.

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Prior Park College fire 1984

I was on my day off in and was at my insurance agents on the Lower Bristol road, hearing two tones I looked out of the window and was surprised to see fire engines coming into Bath.
When I called the office I was told Prior Park College was on fire and a photographer was on the way.
Knowing the famous view was looking up from the grounds but the firefighters were on the opposite side I decided to take a look for a different view.
In the days before the National trust took over the only way into the grounds was through someone’s garden.
When I knocked on the door for permission to go through I was greeted by a woman who asked why I wanted to get in.
I explained and she said her husband was the school caretaker and he’s on day off and at the barbers.
She dashed off to call her Husband and I wandered into the grounds and took this picture.

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Banksy

I was driving through Bath when I spotted this graffiti on a derelict garage, It’s by Banksy I thought .
But on closer inspection, it’s good; it’s very good but not a Banksy.

Monday, 25 June 2007

Independence Day at Bath

One of my old pictures from The American Museum at Bath, the Living History: American Independence Day Displays are on again this Saturday and Sunday.
Once again the Crown Forces of 1776 joined by the Soldiers of George III will give a glimpse into the life of British soldiers during the American revolutionary War.
Their humorous demonstration will not only give insights into an infantryman's equipment and training but also how men were recruited into the ranks - either willingly or unwillingly.
Terrace Lawn 1.30 and 3.00 pm Entry by admission to grounds. Drill displays at 1.30 and 3.00 Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July.

Copyright Sam Farr / The Bath Chronicle

Sunday, 24 June 2007

Toilet Signs



Toilet Signs at
Castle Combe Racing Circuit.

Saturday, 23 June 2007

Birthday

Jason had a birthday yesterday and our advertising department showed its usual sophisticated sense of humour!

Friday, 22 June 2007

Pheasant feeding

Nicky feeds one of the pheasants that live in the garden.

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

The 1970's

Is it the 70s glasses that have gone out of fashion
or have Sam and Wendy come into fashion at last!

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Longleat



Some of Davids pictures from a wet Friday
at Longleat Safari Park

Sunday, 17 June 2007

Reject

In this digital age press photography has changed, in the old days we marked up the contacts for printing and the negatives were filed.
Now we come back from a job and look at the pictures, archive maybe ten per cent and delete the rest.
Here’s an unfiled picture from yesterday’s 2.15 race at Bath that I rejected, it’s good but it annoys me that I missed the horses tail.
And as I took this picture at the start of the race unfortunately Only in Jest was the last across the line in a four-horse race.

Picture Copyright Sam Farr / The Bath Chronicle

Saturday, 16 June 2007

Sam's Toad

Keeping to the toad theme of the last couple of weeks.
Another toad, and a statue in the picture with him!

Friday, 15 June 2007

Lotus Europa Twin-Cam

Believe it of not this was our Family runabout a couple of years after we married in 1970.
The Lotus Europa Twin-Cam construction kit cost a mere £1600 before purchase tax was replaced by VAT in 1973.
Insurance was group 7 and that was only £70 a year fully comprehensive.
We kept it till Wendy was too pregnant to fit in and sold it for £1200 in 1975.

Reserve Official

Reserve Official

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Prior Park College Bath

Sunset over Prior Park College Bath
Picture Copyright Sam Farr

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

sweaty Betty

At 63 I live in my little old man bubble, so when I spotted this sign I thought it was a joke!
Because we know men sweat and women just perspire gently.
But my daughter assures me they do exist; in fact they even have a sweaty club.

Monday, 11 June 2007

The Girls

Looking for the cool of the orchard,
Lottie wants to take a carrot to Biscuit but

Tabitha just wants to jump for joy

Sunday, 10 June 2007

Another Toad

It must be the hot weather; I found another toad in our basement.
I guess it was looking for a cool spot!

Amelia's granddads mini

I photographed Amelia dressed as an angel at a nativity last year, Amelia was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in 2005 a rare cancer that only affects about a 100 children a year in the UK.
Sadly Amelia passed away in March this year age 4 but you can read about her Here.

Friday, 8 June 2007

70s London

70s London
Picture copyright Sam Farr

Southgate


Southgate Centre almost gone,
just the carpark and bus station to go

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Pet Memorial

Spotted in a sort of junk filled supermarket,
better not show the dogs it might give them bad dreams!

Monday, 4 June 2007

Dot Milk Float

A 123cc Dot Milk Float from 1947 owned by Alan Hibbard, it was taken to Australia by it’s previous owner when he emigrated and then brought back to Cheshire.
Photographed at the Royal Bath and West Show last week by Sam.

Sunday, 3 June 2007

Women Drivers

Comments about women drivers
may not be appreciated.

Saturday, 2 June 2007

You meet allsorts at the Royal Bath and West Show

You meet allsorts at the Royal Bath and West Show
Picture Copyright Andy Higby

Friday, 1 June 2007

Christian Moullec and his grey cranes

Although I spent a couple of days at the Royal Bath and West show I missed Christian Moullec flying with his grey cranes because of the bad weather.

So Son-in-Law Andy Higby was dispatched with our little Fuji E900 camera to do the honours.

Bloody good aren’t they.