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.
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.
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.