Oldham Historical Research Group

Oldham Historical Research Group

Links to Useful and / or Interesting Websites:

World War 1 Links Page HERE


Oldham Local Studies and Archives

George Street Chapel
The Restoration and Preservation of the George Street Independent Methodist Chapel in Oldham

Local History on Line
All you need to know about getting started with Local History

Royton Historical Society

Chadderton Historical Society

Saddleworth Historical Society

Local History Federation, Lancashire

The People's History Museum, Manchester

Oldham Fire Brigade
The website of Oldham-hrg member Mark Beswick

Lancashire Museums

Heaton Park Tramway
Manchester Transport Museum Society
and on Facebook

History of Oldham Workhouse :
The Tramp Ward - an investigative account by
Oldham lady, Mary Higgs, & her companion.

Manchester Geological Association:
* 'The Building Stones of Oldham & Glodwick Lows'
* Field Trip to Castleshaw Moor - Report


Lancashire Libraries, Museums and Record Office

Tameside Local Studies and Archives

Manchester Central Library

Chartism in Tameside

Working Class Movement Library, Salford

Greater Manchester County Record Office

John Rylands Library, Manchester

Yesteryear - Oldham Then and Now
A Facebook page devoted to old photos of Oldham

Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society
Has an active Oldham Branch website which contains useful data.
Facebook page also contains info. on general & local history.

Spinning the Web
",,,, a unique collection of some 20,000 items from the libraries, museums and archives of North West England which tell the story of the Lancashire Cotton Industry.......
developed by Manchester Library and Information ServiceĀ in partnership with local museums, libraries and archives

The Victorian Commons
Researching the House of Commons, 1832-1868
In particular,
"MP of the Month: the untimely death of James Platt,
MP for Oldham (1823-57)

A list of Mills in the Oldham District



The British Museum

The British Library

The National Archives

National Archives - Archon Directory

Old Occupations

'A Web of English History'

The British Asssociation for Local History

The The Internet Archive
"The Internet Archive is opening its collections
to researchers, historians, and scholars
Read almost 20 million old books
on-line and free to download as .pdf files.

English Heritage
Collections of pictures to browse and view

British Library Images on Flickr.
Over 1 million images taken from books at the British Library.
They can be downloaded and used freely

Northern Mine Research Society
"... a group of people dedicated to the preservation and recording of mining history
... we are a founder member of the National Association of Mining History Organisations,
which acts as a forum for discussion and dissemination of information ..


The British Newspaper Archive

British History On-Line
".... digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources
for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust .....

Connected Histories

West Yorkshire Archive Service

Manorial Documents Register

Alan Godfrey Maps
over 2,500 reprints of old Ordnance Survery Maps
Different scales including street maps at 14" to the mile..
Oldham has a number of street maps listed, dating from 1906 onwards.

O.S. Maps - Six-inch England and Wales, 1842-1952
In this series:
Lancashire XCVII (includes: Lees; Oldham.)
Surveyed: 1844 to 1845 Published: 1848.
From the National Library of Scotland.
High resolution zoomable images;
free to acess and view.

Britain from Above
Historic Aerial Photographs - 1919 - 1953

link to home page
Oldham in Gazetteers link
From the archives link
link to members' pages
link to News
link to miscellaneous pages
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