Simon Webb was born and raised in Wiltshire into a family of craftsmen. Simon’s grandfather
worked as a sign writer in the famous Swindon GWR works. Simon’s father was in his
turn talented at creating things and it’s fair to say that Simon learned much of
what he knows at his father’s knee.
After many years working in Information Technology, Simon decided to give up coding
and follow his passion for crafting and turn his attention and skills from the motherboard
to the lathe. Though his IT skills are not being neglected, as Simon is a curator
and director of Swindon’s Museum of Computing.
The pens that Simon Webb hand turns in his workshop are sought after items. Made
with a mix of materials each one comes with a certificate of authenticity guaranteeing
the provenance of the wood and certifying their hand-made status.
Launch of the Swindon Railway Works pens at the Steam museum on November 3rd 2015.