15th December 2018
Sadly we said goodbye to Andy Farren (97) the oldest living member of our Association and a co-founder of Lensmen - a gentleman through and through.
Below is an article from the PPAI Newsletter dated March 1996 featuring Andy.
May he rest in peace.
Comments from PPAI members
Crispin Rodwell - Andy Farren passed away today. Andy was our oldest member and a co-founder of Lensmen.
Michael Chester - Aaah so sorry to hear RIP
Steve Humphreys - So sorry to hear this. Andy was a gentleman.
Johnny Bambury - I first met Andy when I was scouting for a job, any job near a camera, after returning from my Fleet Street London stint in '71. A gent. RIP
Ian Epstein - A true gentleman met him several time in Nutgrove always had a smile. May he rest in peace.
Donal Docherty - Andy Farren... an absolute gentleman... I first met Andy in late 1967, he was always a gentleman to deal with always very helpful would not see you stuck for picture.... He once told me that when himself and Padraig set-up Lensmen they had a contract drawn by a Solicitor and not once did they have to refer to after that.... over 50 years working together and never fell out..... god bless you Andy....