Oldham Historical Research Group

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WORLD WAR 1 PROJECT updates:
Link to page for new pages & updates in all 'World War 1' Project sections.

NEW / UPDATED PAGES ... 'Programme & News' Page regularly updated
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Date
Miscellany Page
* More Reading -
'A Victorian Society : 'Oldham Photographic Society - The First 150 Years'
by Christine Widdall
* Mixed Bag of Old Photos -
6 Signed photos of acts that played at the Palace Theatre, Oldham, in the 1930s
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2017-05-13
Members' Pages
* The Development of the King's Highway Through the Village of Oldham from 1700 to 1800.
by Jack Dawson
* JOHN KNIGHT and a window into radicalism in late 18thC & early 19thC radicalism in Oldham
by Jeremey Sutcliffe
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2017-02-25
Peterloo Project : Before ... On the Day ... Aftermath
* Oldham Chronicle October 29th 1955 "'AFTER PETERLOO Dangerous to be known as a Reformer'
* 6 Oldham & Peterloo related maps
* 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.
Archives & Scrapbook - Map menu
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1824 map of Oldham (Baines)
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2016-09-23
'Archives & Newspapers' Section renamed as 'Archives & Scrapbook'
* 'Blast from the Past' Newspaper articles - 'The Glodwick Hermit - Billy Butterworth'
* 'Scrapbook' - 'An Oldhamer at Waterloo in 1815
* Maps added ... Map of Oldham 1817, Map of Oldham 1824; early 19th century Parish Map of Oldham (2 maps); Manchester 1819, area of Peterloo (2 maps).
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2016-09-10
News page :
* 'Oldham Histories Festival and Heritage Open Days' 3rd - 23rd September
Showing Full Programme of Events
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2016-09-02
Peterloo Project : Before ... On the Day ... Aftermath
* A new project on the website leading up to the 200th Anniversary, in 2019, of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, on the 16th August 1819. Information, Pictures, Resources.
Miscellany Page
* George Henry Hughes - Cycle Store in Oldham
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2015-11-06
Miscellany Page
* 'Memories & Stories' - 'More Memories of Coldhurst - an Open Letter'
from Tom Seville
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2015-11-06
From the Archives
* Gallery of 68 pictures illustrating the period, added to The Diaries of William Rowbottom, from 1787 to 1830,
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2015-10-10
From the 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.
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2015-09-26
Miscellany Page - 'More Reading : Transcripts'
On-going Project to transcribe Chapters from : OLDHAM CENTENARY : 1849 - 1949
Chapters: 'Education Department' (part) & 'Public Assistance'
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2015-08-25
News Page
* Programme for Oldham heritage Open Days September 2015
* Sunday 16th August 2015 - The 196th Anniversary of Peterloo Massacre, in Manchester - photos from event.
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2015-08-17
Miscellany Page ... Mixed Bag Photos
* 2 Photos - Christmas Day 1936 Mayoral Visit to Boundary Park
* Links page ... History of Oldham Workhouse & Account of Tramp Ward, by Mary Higgs
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2015-08-02
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2015-07-26
Miscellany Page ...
* Mixed Bag of Photos :
Mayor of Oldham's 'Lamb' Holiday Fund - added photos for 1930 & 1932
* More Reading: Page re-styled with : 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'.
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2015-06-27
Members' & Visitors' Pages
* MARY HIGGS Student, pioneer, wife and mother, undercover tramp and social reformer, by Carol Talbot
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2015-04-25
Miscellany Page / Memories & Stories Menu
* Oliver, Eaton, Sutton & Keary lives - their stories
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2015-04-17
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2015-04-04
Miscellany Page/Memories
* From 'Rivington View' A 'Memories' contribution from Aelred Taylor
* Failsworth Wesleyan Sunday School Girl Guide Company - 17th Oldham
& selected pages from Minute Book
Newspaper clippings
* The Mill Accident of 1896
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2015-03-07
Miscellany Page
* LANCASHIRE - Brief Historical and Descriptive Notesby Leo H. Grindon Pub. 1892
Scans and transcripts of selected chapters of local interest.
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2015-02-07
Members' Pages
* Updated links to sites of interest to Peter Cannon
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2014-12-31
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2014-12-13
Archives
* Photos ... links to photos relating to the Great War in Oldham
News Page
Memorial display, 'Lest We Forget' at St. Thomas School, Werneth
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2014-12-06
Miscellany Page
* 'Memories & Stories' - more memories added
News Page
* Programme updates for January to June 2015
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2014-11-30
Miscellany Page
* 'Memories & Stories' a new section with stories and memories and an invitation for readers to contribute their own.
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2014-11-22
Members' Pages (also linked from WW1 'Mixed Bag' Menu)
* 'The Great War - How it Touched Lives in Oldham' (Part2) Narrative and Slides from the September 2014 Talk at Oldham-HRG
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2014-09-27
Members' Pages (also linked from WW1 'Mixed Bag' Menu)
* 'The Great War - How it Touched Lives in Oldham' (Part1) Narrative and Slides from the August 2014 Talk at Oldham-HRG
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2014-09-27
2014-08-24
News Page
* Programme for Oldham heritage Open Days September 2014
2014-08-20
2014-08-18
Programme Change
* August & September meetings - see page for changes
2014-07-22
2014-07-17
News Page
* Programme of Talks for 'May - ''Family History Month' 
* 'The History of Oldham High Street' - an Illustrated Talk, May 31st
Both at Oldham Local Studies & Archives
2014-05-02
2014-05-02
2014-04-22
News Page
* Dunwood Park Memorial Drinking Fountain Project
(also linked from the WW1 Aftermath Page)
2014-03-17
Miscellany Page
*Street index for 24 of the Alan Godfrey Maps in the Greater Manchester area.
Map Scale 1:25000 (with location grid showing how they fit together).
Each map is split into a 10 section grid, using the original folds, for locating entries.
2014-02-27
News Page
* updated extracts from Rowbottom's Diary, for February
2014-02-15
Members' Pages
* The Area in which I was Born and Lived was Called Coldhurst
by Irene Beever
2014-01-29
News Page
* updated extracts from Rowbottom's Diary, for January
2014-01-26
News Page
Programme and 2 date changes
2014-01-17
Members' Pages
* THE LADY OF COPPICE - Marjorie Cottam (née Stott)
by Irene Beever
2014-01-17
Miscellany
* Photo of Curved Railway Warehouse (from rear), Park Road
2014-01-12
Miscellany - 'Oldham Stories'
* The memories of Mary Jane Dickinson
2014-01-12
Members' Pages
* Architecture : A General Introduction & In Oldham Buildings
by Alex Balmforth
2013-12-08
Members' Pages
* 'Oldham's Fossil Forest'
Updated and expanded by Stephen Darlington
2013-12-05
Members' Pages
'Locally born Architects : Edgar Wood and James Henry Sellers' by Alex Balmforth
Kathleen 'Lally' Bowers, 1914-1984, Oldham born actress, by Alex Balmforth
A 'MIXED BAG' OF OLD PHOTOGRAPHS
A collection of photos from Alex Balmforth
2013-12-04
MEETING PROGRAMME - CHANGE
Programme change for November's meeting.
2013-11-11
A 'MIXED BAG' OF OLD PHOTOGRAPHS
Added photo - 1933 'Mayor's Lamb Holiday Fund'
2013-11-09
Members' Pages
'Theatre and Music Hall History' by Alex Balmforth
2013-10-17
New Project : 'World War 1' - on the Home Page.
The War to End War -the information page
Remembering the First Woirld War in Oldham and district.
2013-10-17
Menu page - Women's Suffrage
Links to Marjory Lees' 1913 Pilgrimage diary, written up on the Oldham Local Studies and Archives blog, in July 2013.
2013-10-01
Video Links
1. An introductory audio-visual sequence to "Votes for Women" - the illustrated story of Women's Suffrage from 1867 to 1928
2. "Votes for Women!" & the 1913 Pilgrimage
by Sheila Goodyear
2013-09-18
Members' Pages
"Votes for Women" - the illustrated story of Women's Suffrage from 1867 to 1928
by Sheila Goodyear
2013-09-18
Links page
Added Link to 'Spinning the Web'
2013-08-31
News Page
Link to monthly extracts from the 'Diary of William Rowbottom, 1787-1830', starting with August
2013-08-31
News Page
Oldham Heritage Week 9th - 22nd September, 2013
Download the 6 page leaflet of what, where and when.
2013-08-30
Members' Pages
Fossil forest, by Stephen Darlington
Coming of the railway, 1845 by Stephen Darlington
2013-07-11
2013-07-11
Books Page
Three, 'free to download' or 'read on-line' books, by Edward Baines (pub. 1836) and Edwin Butterworth (pub. 1842)
2013-07-06
News Page
Monthly Programme updates
2013-07-06
Links page
Added Links to :
Lancashire Museums,
The Gutenberg Project within 'The Internet Archive',
Alan Godfrey Maps.
2013-06-22
Gazetteers & Directories,
History, Directory & Gazetteer of the County Palatine of Lancaster' by Edward Baines.
Vol 2 pub.1825
Transcription of the 18 pages relating to Oldham.
2013-05-29
From Archives / Maps
1617-1891 same location in Chadderton,
2013 May
Members' Pages
Photos from the Collection of John Homes
2013 May
Members' Pages
History of Oldham Fire Brigade by Mark Beswick
2013 May
2013 May

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