Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 8°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Wivenhoe/Clacton: Tributes paid to popular teacher and blogger Kerry Farrow who has died aged 30

11:00 24 December 2012

Kerry Farrow, formerly a science teacher at Clacton Coastal Academy, died after suffering a massive brain haemorrhage.

Kerry Farrow, formerly a science teacher at Clacton Coastal Academy, died after suffering a massive brain haemorrhage.


TRIBUTES have been paid to a “truly inspirational” Essex teacher who has died, aged 30.

Kerry Farrow, formerly a science teacher at Clacton Coastal Academy, suffered a massive brain haemorrhage in July.

The mother-of-three from Wivenhoe, founder of the award-winning Multiple Mummy blog, lost her battle with the condition earlier this month.

Mrs Farrow, who also taught at Clacton County High School, was formerly an occupational therapist in London and worked with victims of the 7/7 bombings.

Nick Farrow, assistant headteacher at Manningtree High School, paid tribute to this wife saying she was much-loved wherever she worked.

“After switching to teaching she became an outstanding teacher and had a great relationship with her students - she was a role model and was truly inspirational ,” he added.

“Kerry sadly suffered a massive brain haemorrhage which she fought bravely for five months – as only she could. She will be sorely missed by so many people.”

Mrs Farrow left teaching in 2008 for the birth of her first child, Noah. Twins, Florence and Zachary, followed in September 2009.

It was a year later when Mrs Farrow started her blog, The website - which dealt with issues around motherhood and pregnancy and received more than 220,000 visits - won the ‘best family fun blog’ gong at the Mad Blog Awards 2012.

Mrs Farrow went on to set up a second blog,, with Emma Vanstone, aimed at encouraging young children to get excited about science.

Mrs Farrow’s online friends organised a ‘virtual’ prayer for her in November because of her health problems. At one stage it was reportedly one of the most popular subjects on social networking website Twitter.

A private funeral will take place on January 4, 2013, followed by a thanksgiving service at St Mary’s Church, Wivenhoe, at 3pm, where all are welcome.


Corrie CCTV Screen

An abandoned van has been seized by police searching for missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague, aged 23.

Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue team search for Corrie McKeague just outside Troston Slades Covert. Photo Mark Westley

Suffolk police officers are attempting to trace a group seen talking to Corrie McKeague at a pizza takeaway on the night of his disappearance.

Archie Joe Darby and Daniel-Jay Darby. Archie, four months, was killed and Daniel-Jay was seriously injured after being bitten by a dog at their Colchester home.

A four-month-old baby was snatched from his mother’s arms by the family dog and mauled to death, an inquest has heard.

Police were called to the crash

A man in his 30s is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash Stowmarket last night.

Ron Harris outside the first home he shared with his wife, Nina, at Shingle Street before the Second World War. Photo supplied for Life on the Edge by the Harris family.

It’s a place with tragedy and mystery in its past – but as many stories of resilient determination to build a community amid its wild and isolated environment.

Corrie McKeague's last ever sighting at 3.24am September 24 2016. CCTV still from Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds. The building in the background is the edge of Cornhill Walk Shopping Centre

A video of the last ever sighting of Corrie McKeague has been released, as four weeks pass with no new leads.

Stock image of the A14 near Kentford.

Two speeding motorists who admitted driving at 130mph in Suffolk have been disqualified from driving.

Most read

Great Days Out


Click here to view
the Great Days Out


Most commented


Show Job Lists

Don't miss


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24