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Oldham street and mill chimney

~~~~~~~2018~~~~~~~

MEETINGS:
July - Dec 2018

at
Oldham Local Studies
& Archives

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Wednesday 25th July
Please note: 4th Wednesday

7pm

'The American Civil War,
Lancashire and the
Cotton Famine '

by
Dr. Gervase Phillips
Principal Lecturer in History, MMU.

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Wednesday 15th August

7pm

'Peace in Oldham?
It seems that the phrase 'Negotiated Peace' invited reprisals and humiliation

An evening in 2 halves:
(i) The Oldham Riot - 1917
by Sheila Goodyear
&
(ii) Local Conscientious Objection
by Dorothy Bintley

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Wednesday 19th September

7pm

'The Seven Holy Crosses
of Oldham'

Talk followed by Discussion

by
Roger Ivens

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Wednesday 17th October

7pm

'A Hard Time We Had Of It:
1918 - Oldhamers
at Home & Abroad
''

A talk
by
John Fidler

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Wednesday 21st November

7pm

'The Women Who said "Yes!" - The first women to stand for Parliament in 1918'

by Dr. Ali Ronan

(Background & introduction
by Sheila Goodyear)

Following Dr. Ronan's exhibition telling the story of the 17 women who stood for Parliament in the 1918 General Election.

Exhibition dates:
People's History Museum, Manchester:
from
2018/07/21 to 2018/09/23

(and a little more about them
on our website HERE)

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Wednesday 19th December

7pm

'The History of Hathershaw Hall'

by
Carl Gannon

 

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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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, will be next year, in 2019. Trying to draw together as much new material as possible, we now have a new, dedicated, companion website. 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

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

Author Michael Turner will be signing copies of the book in the Local Studies and Archives, on Union Street, on Saturday December 8th from 10am until 1pm.

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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St.Thomas C of E School, Werneth - WW1 Display
St.Thomas C of E School, Werneth - WW1 Display

St.Thomas C of E School, Werneth - WW1 Display

(thumbnails link to larger photos)

These photographs were sent to us by Gordon Lees and show the foyer of St.Thomas C of E School, Werneth.

It is a beautiful and eye-catching display commemorating the men from the Parish who lost their lives in the Great War. Poppies great and small, made by the children, frame the memorial crosses, the record of their sacrifice and the poems written by the children.

There are also excerpts taken from a School Log Book, and copied from the years in which the servicemen died.

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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:
January - June 2019

at
Oldham Local Studies
& Archives

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Wednesday 16th January

7pm

'The Health of Oldham in the 19th Century'

by
Roger Ivens

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Wednesday 27th February
Please note: 4th Wednesday

7pm

'Rugby League in Oldham'


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Wednesday 20th March

7pm

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

by
Roshni Parmar-Hill

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Wednesday 17th April

7pm

'TBA'

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Wednesday 15th May

7pm

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

by
Dr. Neil Redfern

Author of 'Social Imperialism -
The Lancashire Working Class
and Two world Wars
'
Pub. Nov. 1918
Find details HERE

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Wednesday 19th June

7pm

'TBA'

 

 

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