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
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’s Oliver Scott and I’m interviewing you Debbie er on the Tuesday the 15th of May 2018 for the […]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
Deborah Norrey: Right, good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey. I’m here today with Oliver Scott and Robert, and we are […]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
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
So what was, what as Deakins Road like when you first moved onto here? Deakins Road was, erm, very quiet […]READ MORE
A photo depicting the 10 anniversary cake and founder members. Lillian Janet, Sue Anderson (previously mayor Birmingham) and Katherine Wyn. […]READ MORE
Oh, the community erm, the community is changing in Yardley. When I moved into … when I moved into Stuarts […]READ MORE
Everything started looking tired… while I was there. The underpass was deteriorating, only a few years after it had… well, […]READ MORE
Hi my name is box an I am 82 years old I have been on so many adventure through the […]READ MORE
Oh yes. No video games, er, it was football and it was hide and seek, it was, walks in the […]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.