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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.


I remember going shopping in Oldham markets with my mother, there used to be a man sat on a trolley just inside the door (he had no legs I think he used to beg for money) as soon as he saw a copper he was of down the street on his trolley. The smell of the potted meat and oven bottom muffins is also a great memory.

A memory of Oldham by Barbara Aldridge

School Friends From Hollinwood Secondry Modern

Born in Oldham in 1947, 3 Jenny Street, Hollinwood. Went to Limehurst Junior School, then attended Hollinwood Secondary Modern in 1958. Emigrated to Australia in 1963 with parents and brother Michael, he attended Hollins School. My maiden name was Reilly. I remember going to Daisy Nook for the ...Read full memory

Harrington Board School

This is a memory from my own childhood when my grandmother used to tell me about her life as a child mill worker. Born in 1885, she died when I was 8 years old, and I so much wish I had more details of who the real Fanny Daulby (Frances Lilian) was. But my detail is very sketchy, and I am the only surviving member of ...Read full memory

A memory of Oldham by Jackie Worrall