Aural history interviews coming soon.
“I had birthday parties, and like [Laughs] in the pictures there’s me, my brother, and all the children in the […]READ MORE
My name’s Oliver Scott and I’m interviewing you Debbie er on the Tuesday the 15th of May 2018 for 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
Deborah Norrey: Right, good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey. I’m here today with Oliver Scott and Robert, and we are […]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
” it was like erm a community centre more or less because you’d got the café and the people used […]READ MORE
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
What school did you go to, Elaine? I went to er, Church Road School. What did it look like? It […]READ MORE
I know I, first went up there in about ‘94, that was my first time to go anywhere near the […]READ MORE
So bringing you a bit more up to date, Elaine, again, they’ve re, they’ve regenerated the Swan Centre. How, what […]READ MORE
When I was born my parents took care of me more often with dad said that hes below and my […]READ MORE
One thing about the house, in Lily Road was it had lighthouse stairs. So, erm, you couldn’t get a stairlift […]READ MORE
I am born in Pakistan and my whole family born in Pakistan when i was 2 year old is my […]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.