Faces

Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill
Elected Conservative MP for Oldham in 1900, Churchill defected to the Liberal Party in 1904, ultimately to become PM in 1940 leading the UK through WW2.

Politician, Prime-Minister, Soldier

Annie Kenney

Annie Kenney
In 1905 an Oldham Suffragette Annie was thrown out of Manchester Free Trade Hall for disrupting a liberal rally- the first of 13 times 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
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.

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