Snowy Farr lived in Oakington and was a well known fundraiser for blind charities.
He was born Walter Farr in Longstanton in 1919 and worked as a road mender and sweeper for the City Council in the area he lived.
When Snowy retired he decided he wanted to help raise money for charity, so he stood on Market Hill collecting with his flowing white beard and dressed himself in a antique military uniform with an eccentric looking stripped top hat.
He became a instant success and decided to carry on doing more fundraising, but started to bring some friends with him which included a cat and some white mice.
Snowy Farr sculpture
As the years went by his companions grew to include a cockerel, a duck, pigeons, rabbits, guinea pigs and a goat.
Snowy trained his cat to sit on the top of his hat and the mice would run around the rim.
His charity efforts helped him to obtain twenty-two guide dogs in 1995 and in November of the same year he received a MBE.