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Tuesday, 30 September 2008

New plans for Weston Super Mare Pier

We visited Weston Super Mare last 
week for the first time since the fire.
The pier is a very sad site, but with 
the release of new plans it looks like we 
may get a new pier in the not to distant future.


I don’t think the Incredible 
Hulk is impressed with the new plans!

Monday, 29 September 2008

Twerton Fire Brigade, Bath


My Father (also called Sam Farr) served in the Bath Fire brigade during the Second World War.
I imagine that’s how this little pocket book came into the family; it’s a 28 page book of the rules for the Twerton Fire Brigade published in 1907.
Here are a few sample pages, note the little bit about abstinence from spirituous liquor!

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Dragonfly


We had lunch outside today and were
 visited by this lovely Dragonfly!

Friday, 26 September 2008

Fire in the Southgate Centre Bath


Tuesday’s fire and explosion in the New Southgate Shopping Centre
caused mass disruption in the town.
Most of the good pictures were taken by amateurs or professionals
who were lucky enough to be in Bath
before the town was shut down. 
Large crowds gather in open spaces around the town.

Traffic backs up as the Churchill Bridge is closed for hours.   
Passengers are left on the station as the trains 
go straight through without stopping.
Workers are left waiting to return to the site.
Fire fighters cool the gas bottles.   
The town was closed late into the evening; in fact I 
walked three and a half miles to get around the centre for these pictures!  

Monday, 22 September 2008

Arcade Machines and RAF Lyneham


I can never resist a visit to a amusement arcade; I found this unusual crane in Batemans Bay NSW.
Unlike most machines of this sort it picked up something every time, but gave you the chocolate by dropping it onto a small penny fall type thing pushing the chocolate.
But like penny fall part of the prize drops off the side back into the machine.
And I always loved the video games starting with Pong through Asteroids to Burn Out, but now the average home video game has graphics that are as good as the arcade machines. 

And I have played on the ultimate video game while taking pictures at RAF Lyneham about 15 years ago.
I was given the chance to try landing a Hercules at night in one of its giant simulators.
Scary for a first time pilot, and the video games are never quite the same!!!!
 Pictures Copyright Sam Farr / The Bath Chronicle

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Not the Tourist Exeter

Not sure where they are going but the 
bear is bigger than both of them!
Just the thing for Christmas!
A pet shop I think!
And I thought Bath had a litter problem!
I know graffiti is important, 
but is it worth jumping this high up 
without safety rails to reach the last bit!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Spider





Being retired is great it means you 
can waste ten minutes just watching
 a tiny spider building its web!

Nikon D300 and Micro Nikkor with single SB800 on remote.
Copyright Sam Farr

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Bath from the Air 2008

Sorry I am not updating the Farr Family Blog at the moment as I am stocking the new shop.
See this years Bath from the air pictures HERE

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Grasshopper


This Grasshopper was sitting on my car today, 
must have been waiting to be photographed!
Nikon D300 and Micro Nikkor with single SB800 on remote
Grasshopper gifts Here

Friday, 5 September 2008

Fly

My old mum always said “kill that fly it been walking on dog s**t now it’s on your food” and I though, it’s an old wives tale.

But this one that dropped in for lunch certainly looks like it’s been rolling in something bad!
Nikon D300 micro Nikkor
Copyright Sam Farr

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

First day at School.


Three year old Lottie ready 
for her first day at School.
Picture copyright David Mattock

Nice number plate!

Nice attempt at personalising 
the number plate!

Monday, 1 September 2008

Nicky and Andy at Bath Spa Station

 
Nicky and Andy on Bath Spa Station today, off by Eurostar 
to Brussels and Vienna then a cycling tour of Slovakia and Hungary.