A forgotten Swindon wordsmith is the centre of a new new book from local historians.

'A Swindon Wordsmith - the Life, Times and Works of George Ewart Hobbs' has been written by Noel Ponting and Graham Carter.

George was born in 1883 and died in 1946 and worked as a railway engineer at the GWR Swindon Works.

The majority of his work was commissioned as columns for the Adver and covered a wide range of topics which has provided insight into everyday life in Swindon 100 years ago.

A launch for the book will be held at the Library Shop in the Central Library on Regent Circus tomorrow at 11am.

Both of the writers will be available to sign copies. The book will be priced at £14.95 but the event is free to attend.