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') - Pictorial Index with a little more information on each contribution

Sheila Goodyear :
* A Gartside Sent to Van Diemen's Land -
"Man's Inhumanity to Man
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WW1 ... the Home Front :
War Comforts & Fund Raising

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The Naval Sea Battle of Jutland -
31st May to 1st June 1916

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* 'The Great War -
How it Touched Lives in Oldham'
(Part1)
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* ''The Great War -
How it Touched Lives in Oldham'
(Part 2)
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* ''Votes for Women!'
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* 'A Steeplechase!
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* Edward Garside Whitehead WW1
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* Oldham Men & The Battle of 3rd Ypres,
Passchendaele July 31st to November 1917

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* The Massacre of Peterloo,
16th August, 1819, Manchester.

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* Manchester Hill, 21st March 1918
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Alex Balmforth :
* Gallery page - assorted photographs
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* Victorian Architecture and Society
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* An Introduction to Architecture
& Buildings in Oldham

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* Domestic Building 1899 – 1970
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* Edgar Wood and James Henry Sellers - architects
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* Theatre and Music Hall History'
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* Kathleen 'Lally' Bowers, 1914-1984
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* Theatre Royal, Oldham -
Bernie Burgess & The 'Jones Boys'

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Peter Cannon :
* Robert William McGuinness
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* 'Mixed Bag' of things that caught my interest
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John Holmes :
* A collection of Photographs,
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John Beever :
* The Lamb Inn: 16 Market Place
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* A little about St Mary's Parish Church
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Irene Beever:
* The Area in which I was Born and Lived
was Called Coldhurst

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* THE LADY OF COPPICE
Marjorie Cottam (née Stott)
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Elizabeth Bailey
* 'JOHN EARNSHAW of Oldham : Quaker, Surgeon, Reformer'
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Mark Beswick :
* History of the Oldham Fire Brigade
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Family & Local History Interest on the Oldham & District Family History Society website pages.
Pictorial Index HERE
Links to individual articles found in the Index :
*Oldham & District Mills
List of mills extracted from :
'The Cotton Mills of Oldham' by Duncan Gurr & Julian Hunt. Published in 1998
Links to five .pdfs, each listing all the mills, in columns, with dates, names, locations and some notes. Each file has the data sorted differently, facilitating different search criteria.
* Grotton Hall, Saddleworth & the Buckley Family
Transcripts from:
* 'A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain' Vol. 2, written by John Bernard Burke and published in 1853.
* Bulletin of the Saddleworth Historical Society' in Number 1, , Vol. 15, (1985)
© Saddleworth Historical Society
*A Genealogical Memorial of the Family of Buckley of Derby and Saddleworth' by Henry Fishwick, published in 1900.
* Custom Roll and Rental of the Manor of Ashton-under-Lyne, November 11, 1422.
Transcription
* Johannes Georg Wilhelm Gruban, a German Armaments Manufacturer in Oldham During World War One
by Dorothy Bintley
* Finding Early Burials in Oldham & District
by Rodney Melton
* The Court Leet Records of the Manor of Manchester'
'The Court Leet or View of Frank Pledge,15th October, 1819'

Transcription
* OLDHAM NEWSPAPERS
Reprinted from the 'Oldham Express' in 'Local Notes and Gleanings' by Giles Shaw,
Vol.1, 1886 - 1887 p.194 - 195
* The Gallery Page
A collection of photos and pictures with links to our local district, contributed by our website visitors.
* WW1 in 1915 ... the GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN in the DARDANELLES.
The 1st/10th Bat. of the Manchester Regiment, the Oldham Territorials, were there, and suffered many losses.
Find their names, and those of local men in other regiments, who lost their lives, in Gallipoli, from April to December, 1915.
* The 16th(S) Battalion, Manchester Regiment, in the Second Battle of the Somme, at Manchester Hill, 21st March,1918,
An Account of the Battle; names of local men who died; and the names of all other men in the 16th, who died on the day or from the wounds received.
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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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Stephen Darlington :
* The Fossil Forest
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* The Coming of the Railway :
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Paul Thomas
* The Oldham Joneses : Where there's muck there's brass'
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Alice Handley
* An Oldham family Goes to Russia'
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Images and a little more information :
'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.
by Sheila Goodyear
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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