Oldham, Greater Manchester
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Oldham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

My Holidays In Oldham

I had relatives who lived in Oldham and we used to go on holiday there. They were such great times. We would set off early in the morning with a packed lunch and walk up the penines to Hartshead pike. We would go down the ...Read full memory

A memory of Oldham by Margaret Gilmore

Hollinwood Sec Modern School

I used to live in Iris St with my grandma as both parents were dead. My father was killed in the war and my mother died when I was seven. When my gran died, when I was fourteen, I had to go to live with a aunt and ...Read full memory

A memory of Oldham by Carol Dawson

Rock Street

My mum was born in Rock Street in 1921, her parents were Fred and Nellie Ashton. Although I was born in Oldham in 1946 we moved down south when I was about 2 or 3 because my Dad, a Wiltshire man, didn't want to live in Oldham. We ...Read full memory

A memory of Oldham by Val Mundy