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

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

Geoff Hobbs Family connections.
Geoff Hobbs Family connections.
Geoff Hobbs remembers family members who worked at F&P including his father Jack.
Geoff recalls the Christmas Parties
Geoff recalls the Christmas Parties
Christmas Parties from the view of an attendee - Geoff!
Jack Hobbs' career
Jack Hobbs' career
Geoff recalls what his father accomplished at F & P
Russian Visit
Russian Visit
Geoff remembers Jacks story about a Russian visit.
Jack Hobbs' involvement with Social Events
Jack Hobbs' involvement with Social Events
Geoff Hobbs (Jack's son) remembers social events . Many organised by his father.
Mary Hobbs as employee.
Mary Hobbs as employee.
Here Mary describes what it was like starting at F & P direct from school.
Mary Hobbs - more memories.
Mary Hobbs - more memories.
Mary continues her recollections of being a young junior in the offices.

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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  • 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!

    By ALISTAIR ADAMS (06/01/2014)

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