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Oldham street and mill chimney

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MEETINGS:
January - June 2019

at
Oldham Local Studies
& Archives

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Wednesday 16th January

7pm

'The Health of Oldham in the 19th Century'

An illustrated talk
by
Roger Ivens

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Wednesday 27th February
Please note: 4th Wednesday

7pm

'Rugby League in Oldham'

An illustrated talk
by
Michael Turner

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Wednesday 20th March

7pm

'Indian Partition, 1947 ...
and referencing
our own locality'

An illustrated talk
by
Roshni Parmar-Hill

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Wednesday 17th April

7pm

'Oldham Workhouse'

An illustrated talk
by
Roger Ivens

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Wednesday 15th May
Owing to unforeseen circumstances, the talk by Dr. Neil Redfern has had to be postponed until August.
In its place will be:

at 7pm

'16th August 2019 -
Bi-Centenary of the
PETERLOO MASSACRE'

What's it about : and looking at what's happening during this year.

An illustrated talk
by
Sheila Goodyear

Peterloo Project pages
on this website HERE

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Wednesday 19th June

7pm

'The History of Whit Walks in and around Manchester'

An illustrated talk
by
Canon Jim Burns

author of :
'The History and Memories of Whit Walks in and Around Manchester'
. Pub. 2014

 

 

NEWS & WHAT'S ON,
AT THE GROUP & ELSEWHERE

EVERYONE WELCOME

Oldham Historical Research Group usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month, from 7pm until 9pm at Oldham Local Studies and Archives, 84 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1DN,

However, please check back to this page for any subsequent changes to dates or programme.

The aim of the group is to encourage an interest in researching any aspect of the history of Oldham and the locality.
If you want to know more, just come along to any or all of our meetings - everyone is welcome and there is no commitment.

There are no subscription or attendance fees.

If you are researching some aspect of local history, or have completed research, and would volunteer to give a talk to the Group, we would love to hear from you.
Contact us via the website email address:

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FAMILY HISTORY

at Oldham Local Studies and Archives on Union Street
Local Studies & Archives Website : HERE

There are also regular Family History Advice Sessions every Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm. There's no need to book. Just turn up with all the information you have and the resident family history experts will be on hand to help.
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Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society (MLFHS) has an Oldham Branch which meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month, offering a varied programme of talks. Free to members, and non-members £2.50. Venue and programme are on the website. There is also a digital monthly Oldham Branch Newsletter which you can read on-line, or for which you can sign up, HERE

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http://www.peterloo-manchester.uk

The Peterloo Massacre took place, in Manchester, on St. Peter's Field, on Monday the 16th August, 1819.

The bi-centenary of the massacre, is this year. Trying to draw together as much new material as possible, we now have a new, dedicated, companion website. HERE

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he Road to Peterloo
'The Road to Peterloo' a soon to be released cd of ballads from the time of Peterloo.
"Three singers and musicians from North West England - Pete Coe, Brian Peters and Laura Smyth - trace the story from its roots in the poverty and hunger ..."

Three demo tracks can be played from their website. HERE Release details to follow.

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FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER, 2018, ANNIE KENNEY CAME HOME TO OLDHAM

FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER, 2018, ANNIE KENNEY CAME HOME TO OLDHAM

Account with photos,
courtesy of Joan Secker Wlodarczyk.

HERE

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http://www.peterloo-manchester.uk

OLDHAM RUGBY LEAGUE HERITAGE TRUST
"THE ROUGHYEDS' KITBAG"
OLDHAM RLFC - During World War One 1914-1918

Author Michael Turner

Priced £20, this is a LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, packed with facts, figures and images, the book, 192 pages and in full colour.

Larger image, more details and how to obtain a copy of the book HERE

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Oldham heritage Week 2017

OLDHAM HISTORIES FESTIVAL
AND HERITAGE
Open days
2018

Events at a Glance

learn more about
Oldham's local history and heritage

6th September - 6th October
2018
Now Finished

Annual event -
pages for future reference only

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Monday 16th August, 1819 -
THE PETERLOO MASSACRE in MANCHESTER
Our own Peterloo Project Pages
HERE with photos from 2016 & 2015
The campaign for a fitting memorial in the city,
for the Bicentenary in 2019,
on the Peterloo Massacre Website, their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Updates: For information on upcoming events visit the Memorial website & facebook.

Thumbnail links to larger pictures
Photographs from 2015, 2016 and 2017 HERE

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PHOTOS from 2018 - The 199th Anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre

Thursday 16th August in St. Peter's Square
John Lees of Oldham - Memorial in the mosaic floor
John Lees of Oldham.
Memorial in the mosaic floor
next to the library

William Fyldes. Memorial in the mosaic floor
William Fyldes.
Memorial in the mosaic floor
next to the library.
He was 2 years old ...
the youngest to die.

Unveiling the Billboard Poster for the film
Unveiling the Billboard Poster
for the film.
* Link to youtube video clip
of unveiling

* Link to larger picture
Photographs from Sheila Goodyear & Dorothy Bintley
Video clips from Sheila Goodyear
Sunday 19th August
on the apron of the Manchester Central Convention Centre
Photographs from Sheila Goodyear

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How we helped a Memorial Plaque from the First World War to find its way home to family 35 years after it was bought in a scrapyard.

Read the story HERE

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Oldham Past Times

Archived Newsletters of Oldham Historical Research Group

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Oldham street and mill chimney

~~~~~~~2019~~~~~~~

MEETINGS:
July - December 2019

at
Oldham Local Studies
& Archives

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Wednesday 17th July

7pm

'Just for a Change!'

Instead of a speaker we will be looking at a selection of very short film clips from 1901 to 1906 then talking about them and the memories they stir.
Clips cover a number of topics including people in industries; fun days; school activities etc.


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Wednesday 21st August

7pm

'The Working Class Revolt
in Ashton and Oldham,
1917-1922'

An illustrated talk
by
Neil Redfern
author of
'Social Imperialism :
The Lancashire Working Class
and Two World Wars'
See book page

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Wednesday 18th September

7pm

'Peterloo - The Aftermath'

An illustrated talk
by
Sheila Goodyear

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Wednesday 16th October

7pm

'The Spanish Lady :
The 'Flu
Epidemic

of 1918-19'
in Oldham'

An illustrated talk
by
John Fidler

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Wednesday 20th November

7pm

'The Manorial History of Chadderton - Chadderton Hall'

An illustrated talk
by
Michael Lawson
Chadderton Historical Society.

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Wednesday 18th December

7pm

'The Sholver Plane Crash of 1936'

An illustrated talk
by
Mike Smith
Moorside Historical Society

 

 

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