Aural history interviews coming soon.
Hello. My name is Deborah Norrey and I’m recording for the History at Hobmoor project. Today’s date is Thursday the […]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
[Track 1] Deborah Norrey: Good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey, I’m here today recording for the History at Hobsmoor project. […]READ MORE
Hello. My name is Deborah [ph] Norrey, I’m recording for the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Monday the […]READ MORE
“When I was born I was brought back to the big bedroom, but when my sister was born a couple […]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
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
I woke up in the morning and had my breakfast, I ran to my shoes really fast, I told my […]READ MORE
You get used to the war. I used to go to the … when we were here, we used to […]READ MORE
I have lived in Birmingham for 23 years. I live just outside Yardley. When I moved here I had a […]READ MORE
We had some lovely nights at The Swan at Yardley, but unfortunately, when they knocked it down, they didn’t build […]READ MORE
Mr and Mrs Stanley, they were very elderly and they couldn’t get out and they loved their fish and chips […]READ MORE
I have these photos because it as remind me of when i grow up because i can look at me […]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.