Happy 30th Dave

Renowned Lichfield citizen David Hobday turns 30 today.

David Hobday, world renowned artist, author, film producer and leader of the Vote Dave political party bent on world domination, as well as honoured Lichfield citizen, turns 30 today.

Numerous celebrations have been planned for his home town of Lichfield to mark this special occasion, with parties expected to last well into the night. The main celebration kicks off at 11am with a parade through the streets of Lichfield starting from Chapel Lane. Comprised of a dozen marching bands, including many of Dave's favourites such as bands from the Ghurkas, Salvation Army, Hitler Youth and Air Cadets, attendance is expected to be high as Lichfield citizens bask in his reflected glory.

The day has been declared a city wide holiday, an example that many other cities are expected to follow. Dave Hobday has been invited as guest of honour for the parade and for the lavish banquet that is planned for the evening.

With his plans for world domination so near completion it is hoped that Mr Hobday will still take time out to attend the festivities and share his presence with his adoring fans.

  • David Hobday
    Dave Hobday prepares to celebrate 30 years Self Portrait


Happy birthday to you



It takes a long time to grow young

Oscar Wilde


Dave Stacey at 2012-03-12 19:21:34

P.s. Is there a 30th birthday cravat going on show?

Dave Stacey at 2012-03-12 19:20:48

I can say that I am by sorry to have missed out on the Lichfield celebrations, and I have been waiting for well over a year for a glimpse of our illustrious leader. Better luck next year i suppose.

The Lichfield Times at 2012-03-12 09:22:16

Many happy returns from all at The Lichfield Times. Have a great day!

30 Year Old Birthday Cake

Serves 30


  • 30 year old cognac
  • 1 sponge cake (not 30 years old)
  • 500g Dairy Milk
  • Bunch of marshmallows on little sticks
  • Inedible "30" sign

Steep sponge cake in cognac overnight.

Coat with chocolate icing.

Decorate with little marshmallows on pointy sticks.

Birthday Cake

Round-up of results from the day's clay pigeon shooting

Clear winner in the individual competition, but a breathtaking finish to the pairs event with just a single point seperating the top 3 pairs.

Poltergiest Blues

Nick Rhead, the chunky chunder chumpion, had a narrow brush with an evil spirit whilst visiting the bathroom of Edd Hobday's house. He complained of the lights flashing off and on, and of locked doors opening on their own accord.

Serious Face

Serious Face

Latest episode of hit drama Serious Face is panned by critics. Blame pinned on lack of humour.

Expert Photography

We ask our best dressed guest photographer how to share his secret of taking the perfect closeup.

Best Dressed Tricenarian

The results of this years 'Best dressed tricenarian' competition are due to be announced soon. With David Hobday having just become eligible for this contest expectations are high.

A Study In Scarlet

David Hobday study

Dave Hobday decks out his new study.

And Another 30...

David Hobday mystery portrait

An exclusive look at how Dave Hobday will appear in another 30 years, when he turns 60.

Streets decked with bunting

The streets of the nation are adorned with flags today in celebration of the birthday of David Hobday.

Handy Hobday in your pocket

Dave Hobday explains how his invention of the Handy Hobday brought about a fashion revolution and changed his life forever.