Aural history interviews coming soon.
[Track 1] Deborah Norrey: Good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey, I’m here today recording for the History at Hobsmoor project. […]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
“Swan road underpass was being constructed, as we moved in in 1966, ” Transcript of Stuart Coyne Oral History […]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
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
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
I come from teddy bear world Im in the stars like a band of gold bars My voice is high […]READ MORE
I had a Saturday job at Woolworths down the Yew Tree I did, I worked there of a Saturday, erm, […]READ MORE
It’s element is fire I can see big black tires bigger than the big Horses yousto pull the carriages in […]READ MORE
I am born in Pakistan and my whole family born in Pakistan when i was 2 year old is my […]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
I can see lots of other shinpads I can hear shinpads hitting the ball Ii could smell of dirty shin […]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.