Sir Winston Churchill

Churchill was elected as Conservative MP for Oldham in 1900, before defecting to the Liberal Party in 1904 and spending the next decade climbing the ranks of the Liberal government. He was First Lord of the Admiralty (the civil/political head of the Royal Navy) by the time of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign, which he created. Heavily criticised for this error, he resigned from this position and travelled to the Western Front to fight himself.read more about Sir Winston Churchill

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 asked 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. read more about Annie Kenney

Lydia Becker

Born in Chadderton, Oldham Lydia Ernestine Becker Was a noted scientist and leading suffragetteread more about Lydia Becker

Sir William Turner Walton

Born in Oldham, Composer William Turner Walton's career spanned 60 years. He wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from film scores to opera. 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.read more about Sir William Turner Walton

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