Farr’s Lamp in the Council Chambers

James Grey Farr was a chemist and grocer in Yaxley in 1910, running his store from 183 Main Street (in 2014 Sophie T’s Vintage Teashop).

James Grey Farr was a descendent of Joseph Farr (1797-1888) of Long Sutton, Lincs. Joseph Farr was a cooper by trade and married Elizabeth Coles at Yaxley in 1821. Their children included Francis (born 1829) Blacksmith, Joseph (born 1838) Farm Labourer and Elizabeth (born 1842).

John Farr served on Yaxley Parisch Council from 1894-1906.

A lamp, commonly known as ‘Farr’s Lamp’, which once hung outside the J. Farr’s shop, can now be found in the Yaxley Parish Council Chambers. The replacement lamp at 183 Main Street is of a similar design.