Aural history interviews coming soon.
Take a look at the memory map and explore personal thoughts and recollections from the local people of Yardley. Why not also try adding your own memory to the map, whether it be reminiscing the past or any recent discoveries.Explore the map
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
I come from teddy bear world Im in the stars like a band of gold bars My voice is high […]READ MORE
I am a postcard from Faisal Mosque I am colourful and I got colourful golden lights I can see people […]READ MORE
I can see lots of other shinpads I can hear shinpads hitting the ball Ii could smell of dirty shin […]READ MORE
My memary is when my cousin came to my howe and i tiped a butet of water on his head.READ MORE
When my mum was litte it was hand to go to school, because they had lots of books and school […]READ MORE
I am born in pakistan and my whole family born in Pakistan when i was 2 year old is my […]READ MORE
Histories at Hobmoor is a partnership Heritage Lottery funded project between Mercurial Dance 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.