Leaving his home in the South Hams in 1923 Jack Lopes left his loving family to travel to Plymouth on his way to begin his long journey to a new and better life in Canada. Post WW1 both the region (and the country) was naturally lacking in opportunity, and the lure of Canada was a compelling dream for a lot of young men. Little could he have known that his first born son called (you’ve guessed it) Byron, would be the name so proudly displayed today on his great, great nephew’s successful Planning Consultancy and Architectural Practice, nearly 100 years later
NEW HOMES. FACTORIES. OFFICES. HOME EXTENSIONS. LOFT CONVERSIONS. GARAGES. COACH HOUSES. GRANNY ANNEXES. All need Planning Consent and/or Building Regulations Approval. And all are part of the wide repertoire of Byron D Hobbs (Architectural & Property Services). Do take a look at some of the generous testimonials displayed on their website
Based in Somerset and providing clients throughout the West Country with their dedicated personal service to provide support, advice and the necessary drawings on the path to a consent – some of their recent projects can also be viewed on their website: www.byrondhobbs.co.uk
Jack has now of course sadly passed on, but not before an emotional holiday visit to Kingsbridge back in 1968 when he was overjoyed to actually be recognised in Fore Street by a couple of his old classmates.
Today, his great nephew, David Hobbs, is a consultant with the Practice and he says “it is an honour and a privilege to Sponsor the Communication category of the Business Awards, and I for one am looking forward to a fantastic night on the 22nd. And since I will be so close the Docks, it will seem totally fitting to raise my own personal toast to ‘old Jack’