Oldham Historical Research Group

Subjects of Local Interest written by Members & Visitors from Elsewhere

Top - Contributions listed in author-sets - link directly to pages
Lower - Image links and a little more information on each contribution

Stephen Darlington :
* The Fossil Forest
* The Coming of the Railway :
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Jeremy Sutcliffe :
* 'The Emergence of Oldham Labour Group
1910 - 1930

*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,
*
 
A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION :
 

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 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

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

Tirah & Punjab

Robert William McGuinness

by Peter Cannon

Holebottom colliery

Holebottom Colliery, Oldham
'The Oldham Joneses :
Where there's muck there's brass
'

by Paul Thomas

MUmps, Oldham circa 1960

Gallery page
for an assorted collection of photographs

from Alex Balmforth

 

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

Iron railings, Oldham

A collection of Photographs,
from around Oldham and the surrounding towns,
in the collection of

John Holmes

'Votes for Women!' - The Suffrage Movement from 1867 - 1928

'Votes for Women!'
The Women's Suffrage Movement
from
1867 - 1928

by Sheila Goodyear

'Theatre and Music Hall History'

'Theatre and Music Hall History'

by Alex Balmforth.

There are pages on the website devoted to the Oldham area.

Cossacks riding through St. Petersburg

THE LADY OF COPPICE
Marjorie Cottam (née Stott)

by Irene Beever

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

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

Kathleen 'Lally' Bowers, 1914-1984

Kathleen 'Lally' Bowers, 1914-1984
Oldham born actress

by Alex Balmforth

 

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