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
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. I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor Project. Today’s date is Thursday the thirtieth […]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
“Swan road underpass was being constructed, as we moved in in 1966, ” Transcript of Stuart Coyne Oral History […]READ MORE
OK? So we’ll just start. If you want to tell me your name and your date of birth. Yep, it’s, […]READ MORE
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
So you eventually settled into life in Birmingham? Oh yes, yes er, that’s why, I … I’m here all these […]READ MORE
What was your home life like? We’d got, we’d got a nanny… who used to push us out in the […]READ MORE
I had a Saturday job at Woolworths down the Yew Tree I did, I worked there of a Saturday, erm, […]READ MORE
Coalmen used to come and deliver sacks of coal in the sack erm, they’d come and, and the outhouse is […]READ MORE
Everything started looking tired… while I was there. The underpass was deteriorating, only a few years after it had… well, […]READ MORE
We moved here about three years ago. We bought our first house here. We spent about 20 years in derby […]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.