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Wednesday, 30 July 2008
This Picture of Wendy was taken while the
Churchill Bridge over the river Avon was being built to replace the in 1966. Old Bridge
The bridge in the picture is one of the two Bailey Bridges that carried the traffic while the bridge was built.
Notice the old tea stall on the right, Tuckers Feed Store on the left and Churchill House in the centre now all demolished.
Posted by The Farr Family at 19:50
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Monday, 28 July 2008
We have over a hundred life size pigs decorated by local artists throughout the town.
Some have been vandalised (this one by the pigeons) but others have been set on fire.
I think someone tried to steal “Hog the front page” the
Chronicle Pig painted by Laura Izaguirre by breaking its back leg. Bath
The pigs are to be sold for charity later on the year.
But all in all thats quite good
compared to Sam’s Bacon Sandwich!
Posted by The Farr Family at 23:22
Friday, 25 July 2008
Monday, 21 July 2008
Sunday, 13 July 2008
Friday, 11 July 2008
I was waiting in the RUH car park in Bath yesterday, watching a greedy seagull.
The pictures were taken through the car windscreen.
I could have taken better quality, but if I climbed out of the car I would only have had an apple core to photograph!
"This looks good"
"Yes I can Spear it"
"But can I still fly!"
"Yes it's easy"
All pictures COPYRIGHT Sam Farr
Posted by The Farr Family at 19:23
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Western Power needed to replace the transmission pole on the bend at the top corner of our land, very close to the narrow lane today.
We had a month’s notice that the power would be off for 6 hours, but it was only off for four.
I have to say they were very efficient and polite, doing this awkward job without a cherry picker to save obstructing the narrow road.
Posted by The Farr Family at 22:38
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
On our recent trip to
Hong Kong, I wasn’t surprised that everybody I talked to about the former governor Lord Patton of Barnes had a very high opinion of him.
He was Baths MP from 1979 to 1992, and as a staff photographer at the Bath Chronicle I photographed Chris most weeks.
Here is one of my favourites from Red Nose Day!
In 1992 I was sent to
London to meet Chris as he left his flat in at 6.30am. London
Then I went in his car to Conservative Central Office to Photograph him with the then Prime Minister John Major, and others at the press conference.
Finally I watched him board his helicopter back to
None of these pictures were ever published.
All Pictures Copyright Sam Farr / The Bath Chronicle
Posted by The Farr Family at 22:59
Friday, 4 July 2008
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
It looks like
and Tanner the Frome Printers may be saved as the administrator has accepted a offer by the management team at last. Butler
This is an old picture from my files of a visit to the works by Anneka Rice making a Challenge Anneka program in the late 80’s.
Posted by The Farr Family at 16:14