Snowy Farr Statue

Snowy Farr lived in Oakington and was a well known fundraiser for blind charities.

When Snowy retired he decided he wanted to help raise money for charity, so he stood on Market Hill collecting with his flowing white beard and dressed himself in a antique military uniform with an eccentric looking stripped top hat.

He became a instant success and decided to carry on doing more fundraising, but started to bring some friends with him which included a cat and some white mice.

As the years went by his companions grew to include a cockerel, a duck, pigeons, rabbits, guinea pigs and a goat.

Snowy trained his cat to sit on the top of his hat and the mice would run around the rim.

Snowy Farr Statue

20 Comments CherryPie on Nov 23rd 2017

20 Responses to “Snowy Farr Statue”

  1. The Yum List says:

    That is a really interesting piece.

  2. Ayush says:

    this is a very nice post, CP. i looked up this gentleman and admire his contribution.

  3. I’m new to your blog! Nice place you have here! I hopped over from Monica’s place at the Yum List! Hope you don’t mind! This looks like an interesting place. Since I probably won’t be able to travel over to the UK I think I will continue to thumb thru your posts and learn about the sights that way! :) Thanks again!

    • CherryPie says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. I am so sorry you comment did not appear sooner, I have only just found it in my pending comments box.

      Of course I don’t mind you dropping by and reading my posts :-)

  4. Amfortas says:

    I am glad you explained all that. What a splendid old eccentric.

    I was at Oakington as my first RAF Base back in ‘62. Vampires and Varsitys. Bit eccentric too.

  5. Ginnie says:

    Now THAT is a story, Cherry. :)

  6. Mark in Mayenne says:

    I saw him sometimes

  7. Astrid says:

    Thank you for the link, Cherry. He was a very remarkable man and with a golden heart. I am so glad they have this statue in his remembrance.

  8. Alan says:

    Thank your the explanation; I would never Hanover guessed otherwise,

  9. Oh THIS Snowy?!
    I thought it was Tintin’s Snowy. ;)