""Lets be clear from the start - I refuse to judge the youth of today - pompous hobbit is about the youth of today, it's hope's it's fears and it problems.

There are good teenagers and there are bad teenagers and there are those taken along the road of Hell for a while.

But then there are good and bad pensioners too.

Most young people work hard, play hard and want to be happy - and that's great.

To others through condition or circumstance that feels like a dream.

It's then they need support and understanding - not for what they have been but for what they can become.

There  are large number of lads in the Courts today who simply should not be there.

Emotional behavioral disorders do exist and they do impact - we need to get real and deal with the problem not hide it in jails countrywide. Or see sufferers get excluded from education, social life - or just drift. I guess here we are talking about understanding. We need a social service that understands EBD and acts upon it. Many simply hand it over to the volunteer sector. Ofcourse the vast majority of young people are level headed aspiring and succesful - let's never forget that. You see this all the time with young performers whose dedication to their talent is often awe inspiring,. or in sports or those who take a year out with VSO. With pompous hobbit it has to be a positive work - there is enougth depressing stories about - lets remain positive".

William David

Pompous Hobbit - January 2014




Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter - for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion.

He alone, who owns the youth,  gains the future.

The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers  up all differences of class and country.

Robert  Baden-Powell


Gang members have invariably grown up in broken, chaotic homes, often  experiencing domestic violence; they have truanted from school and many have  been formally excluded; and they live in neighbourhoods where worklessness,  addiction and crime are rife.

Iain  Duncan Smith


I'd like thousands of schools as  good as the one I went to, Eton.




Welcome to the pompous hobbit project

The pompous hobbit project is due to go "live" with editorial late 2014.

In the meantime it will slowly build up through these webpages and links.

Pompous Hobbit is both an online and offline project from photographer & writer William David and is based in Middle England.

It has a loose "Lord of The Rings" theme within it too...you may notice!!

The following weblinks cover the projects own web presence currently:-

pompous hobbit.co.uk                              e.mail:- web@pompoushobbit.co.uk

pompous hobbit .com                                            web@pompoushobbit.com

pompous hobbit info                                              info@pompoushobbit.info