Aural history interviews coming soon.
” 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 and I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Wednesday the […]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
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
My name is Deborah Norrey and I’m recording for the Histories at Hobmoor project. I’m here today with Oliver Scott… […]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
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
I have bought a picture of me in western supermare in …. a year ago it was with my family […]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
1246 Coventry Road was a post office and a newsagents, which I believe my father had bought not long before, […]READ MORE
I live in norway and i loved sieting on the sofa and doing nothingREAD MORE
I woke up in the morning and had my breakfast, I ran to my shoes really fast, I told my […]READ MORE
We had a butcher’s round the corner, erm … butchers, the chemist, the … the Crusty Cob like bread shop, […]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.