Peter Howard Mobley was born 8th January 1940 – ‘a war baby’ raised in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Since 1962 he has lived in Worcestershire, is married with two children and two grandchildren, and has worked in engineering management and the insurance industry. In semi-retirement he worked for a voluntary organisation and resumed researching his Mobley roots in Cheshire and Oxfordshire.
In his earlier years he also trained as a classical baritone and won prizes in competition. He went on to perform a series of leading roles in light opera and solo work in oratorio in addition to concert work. He was a church choirmaster for sixteen years, and for eleven years directed and sang in ‘The Jubilee Four’ close harmony quartet. He is about to enter his 63rd year as a church chorister, and has recently (2017) retired from over 28 years with Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir.
He has researched and published two local history books, and in response to enquiries from other M’s, compiled his third work:‘from Motburlege to Mobley’
He then founded Mobley Heritage Publishing with his son Stephen, and became a member of the Oxfordshire Family History Society and the Guild of One-Name Studies.