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A Swindon Wordsmith

A Swindon Wordsmith


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‘A Swindon Wordsmith – the Life, Times and Works of George Ewart Hobbs’ has been written by local historians Noel Ponting and Graham Carter.

George Ewart Hobbs was born in 1883 and died in 1946 and worked as a railway engineer ‘inside’ the GWR Swindon Works for more than half a century.

A prolific writer, most of his work was commissioned as columns in the Swindon Advertiser and covered a wide range of topics, providing a fascinating insight into everyday life in Swindon 100 years ago.