Faces

Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill
William Churchill was elected Conservative MP for Oldham in 1900, having previouly run unsucessfully the previous year. Churchill defected to the Liberal Party in 1904. He was Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1905–1908, President of the Board of Trade: 1908–1910, Home Secretary: 1910–1911. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911-1915 where he was responsible for the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. Heavily criticised for this error, he resigned from this position and travelled to the Western Front to fight himself. Ultimately he become Prime Minister 1940 and led the UK through WW2.

Politician,Prime-Minister,Soldier

Annie Kenney

Annie Kenney
Annie, a Suffragette from Oldham was thrown out of a Liberal rally at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester on 13th Oct 1905 having unfolded a banner with the slogan “Votes for women”, demanding of Winston Churchill and Sir Edward Grey “If you are elected, will you do your best to make women’s suffrage a government measure?” and unfolded a banner with the slogan “Votes for women”. It was the first of the 13 times that she was arrested.

suffrage, arrested

Lydia Becker

Lydia Becker
Born in Chadderton, Oldham Lydia Ernestine Becker Was a noted scientist and leading suffragette

science,suffrage

Sir William Walton

Sir William Walton
His best-known works include Façade, the cantata Belshazzar's Feast, the Viola Concerto, the First Symphony, and the British coronation anthems Crown Imperial and Orb and Sceptre.

Music, Composer

William Stott of Oldham

William Stott of Oldham
The son of a mill owner, William Stott was an influential painter who Walter Sickert is said to have described as "one of the two greatest living painters of the world"

Paintings, Naturalism, Impressionism