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History, Directory & Gazetteer, of the County Palatine of Lancashire Vol. 2
By Edward Baines
1825


 

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From Archives

 

 

 

The Diaries of William Rowbottom, from 1787 to 1830,
handloom weaver of Burnley Lane, Chadderton.
Serialised in the Oldham Standard, weekly from January 1887 to March 1889;
edited and annotated by Samuel Andrew.
* Historical Overview & Introduction
* Extracts from the 'Manchester Historical Recorder' for the years 1744 to 1832
* Glossary of terms
* Samuel Andrew (to be added)

 

 

 

 

* An Oldhamer at Waterloo


 

Maps
* 1617 to 1891 - map thumbnails
Same location, in Chadderton, on 4 maps

 

 

 

 

 

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Miscellany

 

 

 

George Henry Hughes - Oldham cycle Store on Manchester Road

 

 

 

* Photograph & selected pages scanned from Minute Book
'Oldham Stories'
The memories of Mary Jane Dickinson

 

Oldham Celebrate Coronations : Queen Victoria, Edward VI & George V

 

Street index for 24 of the Alan Godfrey Maps in the Greater Manchester area.
Map Scale 1:25000
Each map is split into a 10 section grid, using the folds, for locating entries.

 

 

 

 

* Gallery page - collection of photographs
contributed by Alex Balmforth
(also linked from Members' Own Pages)

 

Photos from the Collection of John Holmes
(also linked from the Members' Own Pages)

 

 

Links to:
* Book transcriptions to read on this website:
* Books to buy or borrow from a library;
* Links to books to read or download freely from the 'Internet Archive'.

 

TRANSCRIPTIONS :
* Oldham Centenary : 1849 - 1949
On-going Project to transcribe the Chapters.


Chapters :
* 'Education Department' (part)
* 'Public Assistance'

 

* 'The Oldham Battalion of Comrades:
24th Manchester Regt.
* 'Historical Sketches of Oldham' by Edwin Butterworth, Pub. 1856


* 'LANCASHIRE - Brief Historical
and Descriptive Notes
' by Leo H. Grindon
Pub. 1892 (Chapters on our locality)
* Chapter 3: The Cotton District & the Manufacture of Cotton.
* Chapter 4 : Manchester
* Chapter 5 : Miscellaneous Industrial Occupations
* Chapter 6 : Peculiarities of Character, Dialect and Pastime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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News & What's On
* Programme
* Miscellaneous news items

 

 

 

 

 

 
Current annual programme for
OLDHAM HISTORIES FESTIVAL AND HERITAGE Open days

 

   

 

 

 

 

Dunwood Park Memorial Drinking Fountain Project
(also linked from the WW1 Aftermath Page)

 

 

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Contributions from Alex Balmforth
Contributions from Sheila Goodyear
* Edward Garside Whitehead
Grenadiers Guards/Machine-Gun Guards
K in A at 3rd Ypres - story told mainly from transcripts of 'The Grenadier Guards in the Great War of 1914-1918' by Sir Frederick Ponsonby, and extracts from the War Diaries.
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Oldham Men at The Battle of 3rd Ypres -Passchendaele Narrative and Slides from the August 2017 Talk at Oldham-HRG
(Also listed in WW1 project on Menu Page)
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'The Great War -
How it Touched Lives in Oldham'
(Part1) Narrative and Slides from the August 2014 Talk at Oldham-HRG (also indexed in WW1 'Mixed Bag' Pages)
* ''The Great War -
How it Touched Lives in Oldham'
(Part 2) Narrative and Slides from the September 2014 Talk at Oldham-HRG (also indexed in WW1 'Mixed Bag' Pages
* 'A Steeplechase! Oldham 1790-1850 & the Steeple family

 

Contributions from Peter Cannon
* 'Mixed bag' is a collection of ephemera and website links.
Contributions from Stephen Darlington
Contributions from Jeremy Sutcliffe
* 'The Emergence of Oldham Labour Group 1910 - 1930
* OLDHAM CENTENARY : 1849 - 1949
On-going Project to transcribe Chapters.
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Websites that have caught my interest
* JOHN KNIGHT and a window into radicalism in late 18thC & early 19thC radicalism in Oldham
by Jeremey Sutcliffe
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Contributions from Irene Beever
Contributions from John Beever
Contributions from John Holmes
* Photos from the Collection of John Holmes
(also linked from the Miscellany/Mixed Bag of Photos)
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Contributions from Mark Beswick
Contributions from Visitors
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Before ... on the Day... Aftermath
Transcript and Images from talk at Oldham HRG Meeting August 2016. In Two Parts.

 

* Oldham Chronicle February 20th 1885 " ... an interesting lecture last evening, delivered in the Moorside Liberal Club, by Mr James Cooper. "
* Photograph of Failsworth Veterans of Peterloo in 1884.
* Oldham Chronicle October 29th 1955 "'AFTER PETERLOO Dangerous to be known as a Reformer'

 

   
  Photos from Annual Campaign Events: * 2017 - news page
* 2016
* 2015
 
Resources (on the Menu Page)

 

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  Information Page:
How everyone can be involved
   
* Illustrated narrative taken from the talk at the Local Studies & Archives in August 1917
* Gallery of IWM Photos of 3rd Ypres
* Names of local men, with regiments etc., who fell during the battle (over 400 names)
* Resources and links
*
  Conscientious Objection * Arthur Winterbottom
A local CO - some of his story.
With additional photographs and information from a descendant.
* Local COs Names and links of over 110 local COs with information and links
 
* Glossary of useful terms and miscellaneuous facts with links to more detailed information. Glossary more detailed information on some of the entries
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* News Reports, Tribunals and Other Occurences * Oldham Chronicle 8th July 1916
'The Conscientious Objector and War Work' Report of Oldham Tribunals
transcript of report
* The Peace Crusade in Oldham in 1917 that ended in a riot. (Also linked from 'Campaigning for Peace' pages)
* The 'Cocoa Petition' Wakefield Work Centre
* Examples - Documents for CO from two Middlesex Tribunals: one on religious grounds and one on political grounds.
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* External LINKS page Finding more information from elsewhere
  * The Women's Peace Crusade Project * Transcriptions of opening chapters of publication
* Facebook and Twitter page links
* How to buy the book
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* Gallery of photos from the book and film launch in Manchester Central Library
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The Peace Crusade in Oldham in 1917 that ended in a riot. (Also linked from 'Conscientious Objection' pages)
* Newspaper reports and Letters in Oldham after the riot in 1917
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The Battle of Jutland - new pages to commemorate centernary.
* Transcript of 2 chapters from book on Sea Battles Pub. 1919
* British casualty list + local names & photos
* Map
* Newspaper : Local seaman's story 1.
* Newspaper : Local seaman's story 2
* Chronology of the Battle
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Special Project -
Battle of the Somme 1916
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
AFTERWARDS

 

Do We Know? Do We Need to Know? Do We Want to Know?
Random snippets of information that might be useful


 

 

 

Collection of miscellaneous items:
* Solders' Separation Allowances
* Map of British Battles on the Western Front from 8th Aug. to 11th Nov. 1918. With transcript of Battle Order Planning. Issued by War Office.
* WW1 Photographs and Postcards from
William Arthur Mercer's Collection.

Also linked from his 'Soldier's Known' page
* RAMC Badge
* RFC Badge
* 'The Great War - How it Touched Lives in Oldham' (Part2) (also indexed in Members' Pages)
* 'The Great War - How it Touched Lives in Oldham' (Part1) (also indexed in Members' Pages)
* Memorial Death Plaque
* Medal Card
* Recruitment Leaflet no. 10 - 'Just for a scrap of paper'     Front   &   Back  
* 1915 National Registration Card
* Sopwith Pup
* War Ribbons illus.
* Medical Transfer Certificate.
* Grave Marker
* Discharge Papers 1918
* Ambulance Train - 16 page booklet
* 'Active Serviceman' Testament

 

Alphabetical list of soldiers with links to further information about them

 

 


All Pages scanned for reading
(also linked from 'More Reading' : Transcriptions.)
'Oldham Terriers' - Their part in the War by Sgt. Maurice Bradbury, M.M.,
1/10th Battalion, Manchester Regiment.

 

Transcriptions of a series of articles published in the 'Oldham Standard' in Spring 1919.
Unit War Diaries from the National Archives - menu
(Transcription Project begun)
(i) 24th Battalion Manchester Rgt.(Comrades)
(ii) 1/10th Battalion Manchester Regt. (Terrotorials)


 

The Home Front
Individual items
& Collections
* Fundraising - 'Cafe Chantant & Sale' !916 & 1917
* Failsworth Ambulance 1915
* Fundraising - Garden Party' at Failsworth Lodge 1916
* Fundraising - 'Grand Auction Gift Sale' 1917
* Fundraising - 'Grand Bazaar'
* Letter - 'Lancashire County War Comforts Society'
* Certificate of Recognition to affiliated groups of voluntary workers - 1916
* Red Cross & Order of St. John - Certificate for honorary services
* Letter from the 'Enquiry Dept. for Wounded and Missing', regarding Pt. Albert Barlow, missing in Mesopotamia.
* Failsworth Wesleyan Group affiliated to 'The Failsworth and Woodhouses War Comforts Society' .
Handwritten, diary format 1914 - 1919.
(Selection of scanned pages)
* 'The Failsworth and Woodhouses War Comforts Society' Reports & Accounts:
* Report & Accounts for 14th September 1914 to 31st December 1914.
* Report & Accounts for 1st January 1915 to 30th September 1915
* Report & Accounts for 1st October 1915 to 30th September 1916
* Report & Accounts for 1st October 1916 to 30th September 1917
* Final Report & Accounts for 1st October 1917 to 31st December 1920
* President's final Report for Failsworth Wesleyan Group, 1918

 

 

Cemeteries
Names of Servicemen buried in local cemeteries in Commonwealth War Graves Commission' maintained graves.
Names have links to their CWGC pages.

 

Aftermath
Material relating to the years following WW1
* Miscellaneous material
* Dunwood Park Memorial Drinking Fountain Project
(also linked from the News Page)
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