Last updated: Fri 21 Jul 2017

Bench donated in memory of parents

Rob and David Carr, who were brought up in Nunney and retain many fond memories of life here, have donated a bench to the village in memory of their parents who lived here from 1943 to 1971.

Rob Carr

David, Wilf, Elsie and Rob Carr at the celebration of their 50th anniversary in September 1985.

Visit Nunney interviewed Rob Carr last year about his parents and his childhood in Nunney.

Wilf and Elsie Carr were movers and shakers in the village during their time here. They were prime movers in the creation of the boy’s club and the concert party.

Rob still visits the village from time to time. He has a photo album from the old days, including pictures of the loss of church roof.


David (24) and Rob Carr (18) in the garden at Riverside House

He told Visit Nunney, “We started the process over five years ago, having seen there were a number of commemorative items around the village and quarry gardens that had been treated with respect – a compliment to Nunney residents and visitors.”

“Although Mum and Dad moved from Nunney to Combe Down in 1971, they maintained contact with Nunney and their many friends for the rest of their lives – Dad to Nov 1991 and Mum, June 2002.”

“They obviously had many friends and happy years in Combe Down, close to David and his family, but we both agreed that Nunney was where their hearts were and that’s where they should be remembered.”

Nora LeStrangene told us, “This picture so sums up life with the Carr’s, such a loving and funny family, I’m so glad I was invited to David’s birthday parties when I was little, lovely food, lovely games and lots and lots of laughter.”0

The Parish Council has been in communication for the last couple of years about this bench. It will now be installed in that very playground. The dedication plaque will read:

In Loving memory of
Wilf and Elsie Carr
and their contribution to village life
1943 – 1971

These photos show Rob as a young boy at an event where he accepted a cheque from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to pay for our toddler’s playground next to the village hall.

Rob Carr (centre) with his cheque for the Nunney playground.

Rob Carr (centre) with his cheque for the Nunney playground.

Robin Carr (centre) with his cheque for the Nunney playground.

Rob Carr waiting to receive a cheque from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh for the Nunney playground.

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