We got this email in the crosswhatfields inbox a day or so ago:
I have just come across the Crossfield blogs - I am not sure whether you can help but….
I lived at 13 Crossfield Street a 2 up 2 down with my Mother, Father, Granddad & Grandmother + chummy my dog from 1946 (my birth) to 1950/51. My surname is Farrer which is not particularly common although the Queens Solicitors are Farrer & Co!
Therefore, does anybody know why FARRER HOUSE built during 1949 in Church Street got its name?
Also my Mother was born at 13 Crossfield Street (and was married in St Pauls) as were at least one of her siblings and other members of the family living at the Rectory Buildings which were also in Crossfield Street.
Now, I don't have any idea who the eponymous Farrer was. I'd like to think that Graham's next door neighbour was Finch the fishmonger, renowned for his Congers, but this seems rather unlikely.
So, is there anybody who can answer Graham's question? Surely of all the people living in Farrer there must be a couple who know how it got its name.
When I returned from a sunny Sunday constitutional early this afternoon, there was some filming going on in Creekside. It involved a female athlete in Team Britain colours being filmed on a ''training run'' from outside Cockpit Arts along to Faircharm.
Here she is a bit closer up:
And here's another of her sitting on the back of the truck, on the edge of the new Creekside duckpond, trying to keep those muscles warm:
Now, I know very little about athletics and didn't get to ask the crew what was going on. So, does anybody recognise her or know anything about the filming?