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

Oldham Cleansing Dept

My first job at 16 was working for Oldham Cleansing Dept, in the office. There was a man who gave me his handwritten reports every day. His job was to unclog the old tippler toilets outside peoples houses, this meant he ...Read full memory

A memory of Oldham by Angela Garcia

Desperate For Information On William Balshaw

I have found a letter from Mary Ann Balshaw (possibly Ada Mary Ann) written from British School, Patricroft in 1882 - I believe she was the sister of my grandfather. He disappeared without a trace ...Read full memory

A memory of Oldham by June Bartlett