"The charming Melinda Bobbin — I don’t know whether you know her? Her family owns a large chain of apothecaries —"
— Horace Slughorn mentioning Bobbin to Harry Potter[src]

Melinda Bobbin was a witch who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the 1990s. Horace Slughorn described her as "charming" and made her a member of the Slug Club in 1996. Her family owned a large chain of apothecaries.[4]


A "bobbin" is a spool or reel that holds thread or yarn for spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, or making lace.


Notes and references

  1. Based on the fact that she was attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1996.
  2. As her family is said to own a chain of apothecaries, they must have been wizards.
  3. "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand)
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