Aural history interviews coming soon.
“I had birthday parties, and like [Laughs] in the pictures there’s me, my brother, and all the children in 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
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’s Deborah Norrey. I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Thursday the thirtieth […]READ MORE
” it was like erm a community centre more or less because you’d got the café and the people used […]READ MORE
Good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey and I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Tuesday… Twenty-fourth. […]READ MORE
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
After I lost my husband in 1993 I was feeling lost. A friend suggested that It might interest me to […]READ MORE
Erm… I, it’s the people I’d say… just, just going for a walk and saying hello to people, sometimes I […]READ MORE
I am a tree, I can see birds and tractors. I can see children growing and smiling. I can hear […]READ MORE
I c, my first memory, I remember … coming to, in Gladys Road and we were outside with mum and […]READ MORE
I was born at 369 Church Road in1960 It was called Beaconsfield House but was knocked down and is now […]READ MORE
I went to Blakesley Hall School, which is literally round the corner. And what was the school like? Erm, it […]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.