Aural history interviews coming soon.
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
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
My name is Deborah Norrey and I’m recording for the Histories at Hobmoor project. I’m here today with Oliver Scott… […]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
[Track 1] Deborah Norrey: Good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey, I’m here today recording for the History at Hobsmoor project. […]READ MORE
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
I know I, first went up there in about ‘94, that was my first time to go anywhere near the […]READ MORE
Erm, other than that, we’ve seen the change in the Swan. When I came in, to the Swan Centre wasn’t […]READ MORE
Uh, there was a lot more, Asians and Indians… compared to my primary school, which I fou, I found that […]READ MORE
In a sudden moment The park looked wooden In 100 years It might be metal When the rain comes I […]READ MORE
Yeah, it’s the heritage in Yardley history, it is, it really is, and y, you could learn so much but […]READ MORE
I remember years ago on the corner there was the, um… was it the air… It was an electrical, great […]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.