Links to Family and Local History Articles
on 'Oldham Historical Research Group' Website
& on their Companion Website,
'The Massacre of Peterloo, in 1819'

A collection of articles, to be found on those websites,
and contributed by readers, which cover a wide variety of subjects,
with particular reference to both local people and places, and family interest.

General          WW1        Peterloo         All Transcriptions

General

A Gartside Sent to Van Diemen's Land: "Man's Inhumanity to Man"
About a Saddleworth/Oldham, man who was transported in 1833, for stealing 5 waistcoats.
by Sheila Goodyear

Read it HERE

Votes for Women! including an account of Oldham Women's Suffrage Society.
by Sheila Goodyear

Read it HERE

Oldham Theatre Royal: 'The Jones Boys' :A Memoir by Bernie Burgess
by Alex Balmforth

Read it HERE

The Oldham Joneses : 'Where there's muck there's brass'
by Paul Thomas

Read it HERE

Victorian Architecture and Society
by Alex Balmforth

Read it HERE

Domestic Building 1899 – 1970
by Alex Balmforth

Read it HERE

An Introduction to Architecture & Buildings in Oldham
by Alex Balmforth

Read it HERE

The Coming of the Railway to Oldham:
by Stephen Darlington

Read it HERE

JOHN KNIGHT and a window into radicalism in late 18thC & early 19thC radicalism in Oldham
by Jeremy Sutcliffe

Read it HERE

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THE LADY OF COPPICE : Marjorie Cottam (née Stott)
by Irene Beever

Read it HERE

An Oldham family Goes to Russia
by Alice Handley

Read it HERE

MARY HIGGS : Student, pioneer, wife and mother, undercover tramp and social reformer
by Carol Talbot

Read it HERE

Wrigley Head Chapel - The Plaque from Stories of, 'Robert a' t' View' 
by Florence M. Goodyear (Flossie) 1902-1996

Read it HERE

Failsworth Wesleyan Day School from Stories of, 'Robert a' t' View'
by Florence M. Goodyear (Flossie) 1902-1996

Read it HERE

Oldham Stories' ... a collection of short stories from an Oldham childhood in the early years of the 20th century, 30 of which have been transcribed.
by Mary Dickinson

Read it HERE

'The Emergence of Oldham Labour Group 1910 - 1930
by Jeremy Sutcliffe

Read it HERE

A History of the Oldham Fire Brigade
by Mark Beswick

Read it HERE

The Fossil Forest in Oldham
by Stephen Darlington

Read it HERE

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World War 1

The Naval Sea Battle of Jutland ... including local casualties
31st May to 1st June 1916
by Sheila Goodyear

Read it HERE

The Great War - How it Touched Lives in Oldham' (Part1)
by Sheila Goodyear

Read it HERE

The Great War - How it Touched Lives in Oldham' (Part 2)
by Sheila Goodyear

Read it HERE

Edward Garside Whitehead , 1896-1917
Family, WW1, Grenadier Guards  and Paschendaele

by Sheila Goodyear

Read it HERE

Oldham Men & The Battle of 3rd Ypres, Passchendaele, July 31st to November 1917
by Sheila Goodyear

Read it HERE

Conscientious Objection after the Military Service Act of 1916
by Sheila Goodyear & Dorothy Bintley

Read it HERE

WW1 ... the Home Front ...
Failsworth War Comforts Society & Fund Raising

by Sheila Goodyear

Read it HERE

Campaigning for Peace in WW1
Project ... Results collated by Sheila Goodyear

Read it HERE

Local Servicemen We Know
Gallery of photos & stories contributed during the WW1 Project

Read it HERE

WW1 Oldham Soldiers awarded theVictoria Cross 'For Valour'

Read it HERE

July 1916 to November 1916 ...
The Battle of the Somme & Oldham Casualties

Read it HERE

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Peterloo

The Massacre of Peterloo, 16th August, 1819, Manchester
by Sheila Goodyear

Read it HERE

AFTERMATH - and the years following The Peterloo Massacre
by Sheila Goodyear

Read it HERE

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All Transcriptions

'A Night with Peterloo Veterans'
From the Oldham Chronicle, November 29th, 1884

Read it HERE

'Historical Sketches of Oldham'
by Edwin Butterworth Pub. 1856

Read it HERE

'Oldham Terriers -Their Part in the War'
by Sgt. Maurice Bradbury, M.M.
Transcriptions of a series of articles published in the Oldham 'Standard' in Spring 1919

Read it HERE

The Oldham Battalion of Comrades' Pub. 1920 ...
24th Battalion Manchester Regiment.
Book of Honour

Read it HERE

From: Oldham Centenary : 1849 - 1949
Chapter - Local History of the Administration of the Poor Laws
and Public Assistance up to Their Final Abolition on the 4th of July 1948

Read it HERE

From: Oldham Centenary : 1849 - 1949
Chapter - History of the Education Department :
Early Days to the Advent of the School

Read it HERE

'Links to articles on OHRG websites' ...
a full list, of the above, downloadable, as a .pdf with the links,
from the Miscellany page

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