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 ...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