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
My name is Deborah Norrey and I’m recording for the Histories at Hobmoor project. I’m here today with Oliver Scott… […]READ MORE
Good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey and I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Tuesday… Twenty-fourth. […]READ MORE
Hello. My name is Deborah [ph] Norrey, I’m recording for the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Monday the […]READ MORE
“When I was born I was brought back to the big bedroom, but when my sister was born a couple […]READ MORE
Good morning, my name is Deborah Norrey, I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Monday the […]READ MORE
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
I used to visit a friend that lived on Hay Mills Hill, at the bottom, the bottom of the hill. […]READ MORE
I am born in Pakistan and my whole family born in Pakistan when i was 2 year old is my […]READ MORE
You got any, any s, stories? Tell us about your sports? There used to be a Yardley Grammar School, and […]READ MORE
I can see lots of other shinpads I can hear shinpads hitting the ball Ii could smell of dirty shin […]READ MORE
There are photo’s passed on to me bys my, grandma they mean a lot to me. In each photo it […]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.