Aural history interviews coming soon.
[Track 1] … if you must [ph], show me, show me what’s it. [Sniffs] That’s it. [Chuckles] [Sniffs] Right, good […]READ MORE
Good afternoon. My name is Deborah Norrey and I’m recording for the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Wednesday […]READ MORE
Good evening. My name is Deborah Norrey. I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today is Wednesday the seventh […]READ MORE
My name’s Tina Brownlove[ph] and today’s date is the third of October 2017. Today I’m talking to Stuart Coyne for […]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 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.
On 3rd Feb 2018 Hobmoor Community Centre Held a Lanterns and Lights workshop. We took portraits of the adults and […]READ MORE
So what do you like about Yardley, the area itself that made you not want to move away from it? […]READ MORE
I had a Saturday job at Woolworths down the Yew Tree I did, I worked there of a Saturday, erm, […]READ MORE
I remember a, a lot about the Yew Tree, about the shops there because we, still had e, errands to […]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.