Aural history interviews coming soon.
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
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
“When I was born I was brought back to the big bedroom, but when my sister was born a couple […]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
Alright, we’re recording now, Mary. Right. So, erm… what…? I just wanted to talk to you about your time working […]READ MORE
Hello. My name is Deborah Norrey and I’m recording for the History at Hobmoor project. Today’s date is Thursday the […]READ MORE
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
OK, so a huge change… there was a huge change, there was a pub called the Hobmoor pub which was […]READ MORE
When I was a child I used to visit my dad at his work as a dough maker at Hardings […]READ MORE
Well, well the Tivoli ci, er, cinema, as I remember it… uh, of course the seats weren’t as comfortable… as, […]READ MORE
Coalmen used to come and deliver sacks of coal in the sack erm, they’d come and, and the outhouse is […]READ MORE
Well [pause] [sighs] the Yew Tree itself , there used to be the old Yew Tree pub that has been […]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.