Oldham Historical Research Group

Subjects of Local Interest written by Members & Visitors from Elsewhere

Upper part of page - Contributions listed in author-sets which link directly to pages
Lower part of page ('below') - Image links and a little more information on each contribution

Jeremy Sutcliffe :
* 'The Emergence of Oldham Labour Group
1910 - 1930

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*OLDHAM CENTENARY : 1849 - 1949
On-going Project to transcribe Chapters.
*Websites that have caught my interest
* JOHN KNIGHT and a window into radicalism in late 18thC & early 19thC radicalism in Oldham
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John Holmes :
* A collection of Photographs,
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Elizabeth Bailey
* 'JOHN EARNSHAW of Oldham : Quaker, Surgeon, Reformer'
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Charlotte Derbyshire
* 'Oldham's Cotton Famine'
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LINK to external website
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Images and a little more information :
cotton-mills-manchester
'Oldham's Cotton Famine'
by Charlotte Derbyshire
LINK to external website
(picture link HERE)
'Votes for Women!' - The Suffrage Movement from 1867 - 1928
'Votes for Women!'
The Women's Suffrage Movement
from
1867 - 1928
by Sheila Goodyear
Manchester Hill 1918
The Battle of Manchester Hill -
21st March, 1918, the first day of the
German Spring Offensive.
Edward Garside Whitehead WW1
Edward Garside Whitehead WW1
Killed in Action 31st July 1917
Enlisted in the Grenadier Guards -
His story told mainly in transcripts from the book
'The Grenadier Guards in the Great War of
1914-1918
' by Sir Frederick Ponsonby, and
extracts from the War Diaries.
by Sheila Goodyear
Oldham Men & The Battle of 3rd Ypres, Passchendaele July 31st to November 1917
Oldham Men & The Battle of 3rd Ypres,
Passchendaele July 31st to November 1917

Narrative and Slides from the August 2017 Talk
at Oldham-HRG
by Sheila Goodyear

'JOHN EARNSHAW of Oldham :
Quaker, Surgeon, Reformer'
by Elizabeth Bailey.
Joseph Cottam & his family
An Oldham family Goes to Russia'
Joseph Cottam & his family
by Alice Handley
Map of Oldham 1817 - links to talk on John Knight
JOHN KNIGHT and a window into radicalism
in late 18thC & early 19thC radicalism in Oldham
by Jeremey Sutcliffe

The Great War - How it Touched Lives in Oldham' (Part1)
'The Great War -
How it Touched Lives in Oldham'
(Part1)
Narrative and Slides from the August 2014 Talk at Oldham-HRG
by Sheila Goodyear

'The Great War -
How it Touched Lives in Oldham'
(Part 2)
Narrative and Slides from the September 2014 Talk at Oldham-HRG
by Sheila Goodyear
Steeplechase
A Steeplechase!
The Steeple Family in Oldham, from 1790 to 1851
The contemporary accounts and records, from diaries, local news and directories of what life was like, in the late 18th and early 19th century across the country, including both Oldham and Derbyshire.
by Sheila Goodyear
The Old Church from Goldburn
1760
The Old Church from Goldburn
Tracing the Route of the King's
Highway through the village of
Oldham.

By Jack Dawson
MUmps, Oldham circa 1960
Gallery page
An assorted collection of photographs
from Alex Balmforth
Holebottom colliery
Holebottom Colliery, Oldham
'The Oldham Joneses :
Where there's muck there's brass
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by Paul Thomas
prehistoric forest
The Fossil Forest
by Stephen Darlington
'Oldham District Railways Company'
The Coming of the Railway :
'Oldham District Railways Company' with full list of provisional committee members and shares offer.
From : The Manchester Times and Gazette,
26th July 1845.
by Stephen Darlington

 

'Theatre and Music Hall History'
'Theatre and Music Hall History'
by Alex Balmforth.
There are pages on this external
website devoted to the Oldham area.
Iron railings, Oldham
A collection of Photographs,
from around Oldham and the
surrounding towns,
in the collection of
John Holmes
Kathleen 'Lally' Bowers, 1914-1984
Kathleen 'Lally' Bowers, 1914-1984
Oldham born actress
by Alex Balmforth
Ashcroft Street
History of the Oldham Fire Brigade
by Mark Beswick
Author of
'Iron Men and Wooden Ladders'
Pub 2013
The Nave of St Mary's Parish Church, Oldham
St Mary's Parish Church - the Nave
A little about
St Mary's Parish Church
by John Beever
Author of A History of Oldham Churches
Pub. 1996
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