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.

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 had to hang in them and push so it would tipple. The paperwork was full of "marks" and they stunk, ...Read full memory

A memory of Oldham by Angela Garcia

Did Anybody Know Ada Balshaw Who Went To Patricroft School

My aunt has a letter written by Ada Balshaw to her parents from "British School" Patricroft in 1882 - when she would have been about 10 yrs old. Does anyone know more about this school, does it still exist? And I would be grateful to hear if anyone knows more about Ada

A memory of Oldham by June Bartlett

The Farrow Family

I am trying to contact the Farrow family; Ramon, Alan, Terence, Stuart and others. I lived with their grandfather from 1941-1953, when I then emigrated to Canada. Please contact me at john@moloney.com

A memory of Oldham by John Moloney