Aural history interviews coming soon.
Hello. My name is Deborah [ph] Norrey, I’m recording for the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Monday the […]READ MORE
OK? So we’ll just start. If you want to tell me your name and your date of birth. Yep, it’s, […]READ MORE
Hello, my name is Deborah Norrey and I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor project. Today’s date is Saturday the […]READ MORE
[Track 1] Deborah Norrey: Good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey, I’m here today recording for the History at Hobsmoor project. […]READ MORE
Good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey and I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Tuesday the […]READ MORE
Deborah Norrey: Right, good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey. I’m here today with Oliver Scott and Robert, and we are […]READ MORE
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
So you eventually settled into life in Birmingham? Oh yes, yes er, that’s why, I … I’m here all these […]READ MORE
Went to [Clears throat], went to Redhill Primary, and, loved it! Er … I was a tomboy, so erm, I […]READ MORE
The whole area had character, ‘specially with The Swan there, that lovely black and white timbered building. If people were […]READ MORE
The Swan, Centre as it was then, because all that was being, er, refurbished, in particular, the, Swan road underpass […]READ MORE
When my uncle was my age he have a private school in a small town parkistan. He lived ia a […]READ MORE
So bringing you a bit more up to date, Elaine, again, they’ve re, they’ve regenerated the Swan Centre. How, what […]READ MORE
Histories at Hobmoor is a partnership National Heritage Lottery funded project between Mercurial Arts and Oasis Academy Hobmoor. The project has fostered a love of heritage and deeper community connection in Yardley, enabling both adults and children to learn about their heritage and share their stories of moving to, and living in this area. We have been collecting stories, oral histories, photographs and 3D scans of objects from local residents along with sharing their memories of Yardley. As well as encouraging local residents from the community to get involved we have also been working with Children from Oasis Academy Hobmoor, during a number of holiday and afterschool sessions, who have been exploring their local area, and interviewing and recording their family members. They have been working with professional artists to create short stories, poems, lyrics and upload media based on their findings. All of these memories and artwork can now be found on the Histories at Hobmoor digital app. You too can upload your stories, memories and photographs from the local area. The app will be an ongoing resource that people from Yardley and beyond can continue to connect with and use well into the future to find out more about Yardley and it’s community’s history. Download the Histories at Hobmoor app via the Google Play or Apple App Store for free, now.