Aural history interviews coming soon.
“Swan road underpass was being constructed, as we moved in in 1966, ” Transcript of Stuart Coyne Oral History […]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
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
Deborah Norrey: Right, good morning, my name’s Deborah Norrey. I’m here today with Oliver Scott and Robert, and we are […]READ MORE
“When I was born I was brought back to the big bedroom, but when my sister was born a couple […]READ MORE
Hello, my name is Deborah Norrey and I’m working on the History at Hobsmoor project. Today’s date is Saturday the […]READ MORE
The latest memories submitted to our collection by the Yardley community.
My mom was born in Bangladesh. She had a british passport. She had no electrics and not many people had […]READ MORE
When I was one and two I was with grandad messing about and when I was about a month it […]READ MORE
Oh, the community erm, the community is changing in Yardley. When I moved into … when I moved into Stuarts […]READ MORE
Oh yes. No video games, er, it was football and it was hide and seek, it was, walks in the […]READ MORE
On 3rd Feb 2018 Hobmoor Community Centre Held a Lanterns and Lights workshop. We took portraits of the adults and […]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.