Geoffrey and Mary Hobbs (Jack Hobbs' son and daughter in law)

Geoff Hobbs Family connections.

Geoff Hobbs remembers family members who worked at F&P including his father Jack.

Geoff recalls the Christmas Parties

Christmas Parties from the view of an attendee - Geoff!

Jack Hobbs' career

Geoff recalls what his father accomplished at F & P

Russian Visit

Geoff remembers Jacks story about a Russian visit.

Jack and Vodka!

Geoff blames the Russians!

Jack Hobbs' involvement with Social Events

Geoff Hobbs (Jack's son) remembers social events . Many organised by his father.

Mary Hobbs as employee.

Here Mary describes what it was like starting at F & P direct from school.

Mary Hobbs - more memories.

Mary continues her recollections of being a young junior in the offices.

Memories of Jack and other family members who worked at F & P


In the attached interviews, Geoff and Mary tell us of the several family members who worked at F & P, plus some stories of Jack Hobbs including his involvement with Russian engineers visiting the factory, Christmas Parties and other social events. Mary started in the offices at F & P direct from school. She recalls the sudden changes this meant to her life.


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This page was added by ALISTAIR ADAMS on 06/01/2014.
Comments about this page

With reference to Geoff's story about Jacks involvement with Russian Visitors, does anyone recollect another group of Russians getting covered in hydraulic oil, when attending proving trials of H3 pumps? I was not present, but have a recollection of being told they had to be re-clothed by Burtons Tailors!

On 06/01/2014