Aural history interviews coming soon.
Deborah Norrey: Right, good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey. I’m here today with Oliver Scott and Robert, and we are […]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
” it was like erm a community centre more or less because you’d got the café and the people used […]READ MORE
“When I was born I was brought back to the big bedroom, but when my sister was born a couple […]READ MORE
“I had birthday parties, and like [Laughs] in the pictures there’s me, my brother, and all the children in the […]READ MORE
Hello, my name is Deborah Norrey and I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor project. Today’s date is Saturday the […]READ MORE
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
And can you tell me a little bit about what the Yew Tree was like when you grew up? The […]READ MORE
I was going to a dance at the Wheatsheaf up in Sheldon, and it was full of … air force, […]READ MORE
We used to make go-karts, er, go round scavenging for like wheels and like erm the old crates, soap box, […]READ MORE
So when you used to go and visit your nan, did you ever go off to the local area, to […]READ MORE
on sunday me and my brother were playing monopoly I had £2600 monopoly my brother tended to cheat because he […]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.