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an Oldham link with Russia

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© Sheila Goodyear

Canal at Castlefield, Manchester

© Sheila Goodyear

Saddleworth Viaduct

© Sheila Goodyear

Interior, Manchester Town Hall, circa 2010

© Sheila Goodyear

Dobcross Square, Saddleworth

Contributed by Alex Balmforth

District Bank, Oldham Mumps

© Sheila Goodyear

St. Thomas (Heights Chapel) Friarmere, Saddleworth

© Sheila Goodyear

St Thomas, Friarmere (Heights Chapel), interior circa 2016

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Manchester and Oldham

© Sheila Goodyear

Albert Square, Manchester,
16th August 2016,
Peterloo Memorial Banner

© Sheila Goodyear

1861 Sampler, work of Mary Ann Schofield

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Families

© Colin Ratcliffe

Ratcliffe children enjoying some fun 

© Sheila Goodyear

Mr & Mrs. Sheed, &
Mr. & Mrs. Fleming & family
1903, photographer Ben Clayton

© Sheila Goodyear

Elizabeth Jane Rydings, of Failsworth,
with her bicycle and dog

© Sheila Goodyear

Mr & Mrs Harris Martin's Wedding Group,
August 28th 1901
1903, photographer Ben Clayton

© Sheila Goodyear

Wedding Guests, August 28th 1901
at Mr & Mrs  Martin's Wedding 
1903, photographer Ben Clayton

© Sheila Goodyear

Pony and trap ... Christening day for baby William Spence, son of William & Sarah Ann, and nephew of Charles Spence

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People, Activities & Leisure

© Sheila Goodyear

Failsworth Wesleyan Methodist Theatrical Performances, circa 1920  : 'Erminie'

© Sheila Goodyear

Failsworth Wesleyan Methodist Theatrical Performances, circa 1920 : 'The Magic Cup'

© Sheila Goodyear

Failsworth Wesleyan Methodist Theatrical Performances, circa 1920 : 'The Dogs of Devon' and 'The Emerald Isle'

© Sheila Goodyear

Whitsuntide, Failsworth, circa 1900

© Sheila Goodyear

Whit Walks, Failsworth circa 1958

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Urban and Town

Contributed by Alex Balmforth

Salem, Oldham

Contributed by Colin Ratcliffe

The Duck Lake in Alexandra Park, Oldham

Contributed by Colin Ratcliffe

Huddersfield Road, Oldham

Contributed by Colin Ratcliffe

Views of Oldham

Contributed by Colin Ratcliffe

'Owdham'

© Sheila Goodyear

Children at Wrigley Head, Failsworth

contributed by Colin Ratcliffe

Damage at Chdderton, followng the flood in 1927

contributed by Colin Ratcliffe

Oldham, looking towards the Town Hall from behind the War Memorial

contributed by Colin Ratcliffe

Royton 

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Rural and Village

Contributed by Colin Ratcliffe

The Norden, Chadderton

Contributed by Colin Ratcliffe

Strinesdale, Oldham

Contributed by Colin Ratcliffe

Chadderton Fold

© Sheila Goodyear

Royton ... The Spa, from the Mill, 1899
1899, photographer Ben Clayton

© Sheila Goodyear

The Spa, near Royton, from the Garden
1899, photographer Ben Clayton

© Sheila Goodyear

Thorp Farm, Royton
1899, photographer Ben Clayton

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Drawings / Etchings

'Entrance to the Tunnel of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, Edge Hill'

from: 'Lancashire Illustrated, from Original Drawings', by Austin, Harwood & Pyne with descriptions by Thomas Allen, pub.1832

'The Black Knight, as he appeared in the Olden Time' in Ashton-under-Lyne
From : 'History of Ashton-under-Lyne and the Surrounding District, '
compiled by William Glover, ed. by James Andrew, pub 1884

Ashton-under-Lyne Public Baths

from : History of Ashton-under-Lyne and the Surrounding District,
compiled by William Glover, ed. by James Andrew, pub. 1884

'New Connexion Chapel, Stamford Street, Ashton-under-Lyne'

from : History of Ashton-under-Lyne and the Surrounding District,
compiled by William Glover, ed. by James Andrew, pub. 1884

'Ashton Old Hall in the 18th Century' from an old painting, supposed to be by Ralston.

from: 'History of Ashton-under-Lyne and the Surrounding District',
compiled by William Glover, ed. by James Andrew, pub. 1884

'Ashton Market Place', Ashton-under-Lyne

'History of Ashton-under-Lyne and the Surrounding District',
compiled by William Glover, ed. by James Andrew, pub. 1884

Industry / Occupations

Hartford Mill
from the first MLFHS website

Contributed by Alex Balmforth

Athens Mill

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Memorials / Monuments

Contributed by Sheila Goodyear

Clayton (Manchester) War Memorial circa 1921

contributed by Sheila goodyear

Clayton (Manchester) War Memorial unveiled August 1921

Dame Sarah Lees Monument
from the first MLFHS website

Dame Sarah Lees Plaque
from the first MLFHS website

Victoria Cross Plaque
from the first MLFHS website

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Panoramas

© Sheila Goodyear

Manchester Skyline

© Sheila Goodyear

Portland Canal Basin, Ashton-under-Lyne

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An OLDHAM FAMILY In RUSSIA

I was contacted by a young, Russian, family history researcher, in St. Petersburg, who was looking for information, on behalf of her friend, who had an Oldham family connection.
I'd come across stories, of skilled Oldhamers going out to work in Russia, before (a couple of their stories are HERE and HERE but this was a new one.
Svetlana was looking for information on the Collin/s family and I was able to put her in touch with a member of that same family, Glyn Collin, who was able to point her in the right direction for her research. However, in the course of our correspondence, she kindly shared so much of the story, with postcards and photos, sent and received, which she has allowed me to use in the hope that someone else might find a connection.
More of the story in the e-Postbag of the Branch newsletter, Owls-2021-04.
A selection of the pictures is below.

Please contact me by email  < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >  if you wish me to include any of your images, which have a connection with Oldham and the wider district, in this Gallery.
Images would have to be of highest quality jpeg scans, with minimum 650 pixels on the longest side, preferably 800 pixels or more.

You will retain copyright, although MLFHS will reserve the right to re-use the images in an appropriate and sensitive manner.

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