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Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:41 pm
by Dave43
Anxious to find out anything about Arthur W Hobart, aerial photographer, Croydon, Kenley, Plymouth and Prah Sands (Cornwall where I live but now spelt Praa!) active in the 1920's, possibly flew in WWI, I can find what pics he took (mostly not for cards but used some views on his advertising card) but not his dates or even what W stood for! He may have worked for Surrey Flying Services, he wrote a book for them about aerial photography over Devon, can find no trace of him in Praa Sands.

Here is an example: ... sp=sharing :D

Re: Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:38 am
by PeteRollo
I am (almost) sure you will find some of his photos here

and more about the collection and aerial photography : ... ofilms-ltd

Hope this helps

Pete Rollo

Re: Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:00 pm
by Dave43
Sorry for delay but Britain from Above can't tell me anything I don't already know, I can find his pics but not anything about HIM, thanks

Re: Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:58 am
by PeteRollo
This may be him - It's data from (part of

Arthur W Hobart 58
This person died sometime between 07/1940 [1940 Aug] [1940 Sep] Jul-Aug-Sep Kerrier Cornwall
England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007

If so, a family tree source from same site says this was him in 1891
Arthur W Hobart Male
Lambeth London England Kennington Second
LNDRG12_403_405-0110 403
Elizabeth H Hobart (58 yrs)
John Hobart (57 yrs)
1891 England Census

And Birth details :
Arthur William Hobart
Registration Year
Registration Quarter
Registration district
Inferred County
Collection England and Wales FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

Re: Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:53 pm
by Dave43
Thanks for that, sounds like him, Prah was in Kerrier then, Dave (Sorry I dislike paying for info on web, don't belong to anything, am I alone in finding web increasingly unhelpful nowadays, its all advertising, it was mostly history in old days?!)

Re: Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:54 pm
by Dave43
Unfortunately the June-December 1940 copies of the Cornishman are missing from Morrab Library, I did look at Deaths and obits for that period in West Briton but they might not have put it in both or I mighta missed it! Cornishman serves Penzance, W Briton Truro, I will have to look somewhere else. He's not in any Kellys directories in Morrab, strange! Thanks anyway