Aural history interviews coming soon.
My name is Deborah Norrey and I’m recording for the Histories at Hobmoor project. I’m here today with Oliver Scott… […]READ MORE
Good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey. I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Thursday the thirtieth […]READ MORE
“I had birthday parties, and like [Laughs] in the pictures there’s me, my brother, and all the children in the […]READ MORE
Good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey and I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Wednesday the […]READ MORE
Alright, we’re recording now, Mary. Right. So, erm… what…? I just wanted to talk to you about your time working […]READ MORE
Good morning, my name is Deborah Norrey, I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Monday the […]READ MORE
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
I am a postcard from Faisal Mosque I am colourful and I got colourful golden lights I can see people […]READ MORE
on sunday me and my brother were playing monopoly I had £2600 monopoly my brother tended to cheat because he […]READ MORE
I woke up and saw a man in a flat and he waved at me as if he was excited […]READ MORE
I grew up on Lily Road in Yardley, It use to be two way traffic on there but now it […]READ MORE
When I was one and two I was with grandad messing about and when I was about a month it […]READ MORE
The Derringtons built these houses, and he built them for his family and, um… he was well-known in the area, […]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.