Oldham Historical Research Group

Park Road - curved railway warehouse

John Fielden, 17 January 1784 – 29 May 1849

John Fielden was a Radical Member of Parliament for Oldham from 1832 to 1847.
He was first elected alongside William Cobbett with whom he had been associated in the campaign leading to the 1832 Reform Act.

This plaque commemorates the birth of John Fielden, at Laneside House, on Rochdale Rd., Todmorden, Yorkshire.
There is also a Blue Plaque to be seen on Dawson Weir House, on Rochdale Road, where John Fielden lived, after his marriage, between 1811 and 1843.
The wording on that plaque reads: "John Fielden MP bought this house on his marriage in 1811 and lived here until 1843".

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Contributor: Alex Balmforth

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