Aural history interviews coming soon.
Alright, we’re recording now, Mary. Right. So, erm… what…? I just wanted to talk to you about your time working […]READ MORE
” it was like erm a community centre more or less because you’d got the café and the people used […]READ MORE
Good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey. I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Thursday the thirtieth […]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
I’ll just set that up. [Pause]. [Clears throat] [Pause] Good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey, I’m recording for the History […]READ MORE
Good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey and I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Tuesday the […]READ MORE
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
I was going to a dance at the Wheatsheaf up in Sheldon, and it was full of … air force, […]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
My memary is when my cousin came to my howe and i tiped a butet of water on his head.READ MORE
I am a postcard from Faisal Mosque I am colourful and I got colourful golden lights I can see people […]READ MORE
Above the door of the old police station which today is the Old Bill and Bull public house there is […]READ MORE
After I lost my husband in 1993 I was feeling lost. A friend suggested that It might interest me to […]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.