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Big Bang Bonfire

This year Oldhams annual bonfire at Oldham Edge is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo11 Moon Landing, which was on July 20th 1969 with fireworks displays and sounds to evoke the historic event. The event runs 5.00-8.30pm on the 5th November at Oldham Edge and will feature funfair rides, food, music and stage performances, by local [...] Read more

GDK at GOW

Apparently, Kebabs are big in Germany; and as they're big around these parts too - German Doner Kebabs are coming to Oldham. How do we know this? We visited Get Oldham Working, where we met the owner of 6 of the UK's GDKs who is now opening one in the former Orange phone shop and adjacent corner premises in Oldham High St, opposite McDonalds and [...] Read more

Get Oldham Working

The Get Oldham Working jobs fair 2019 was held in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Oldham Civic Centre on September 26th. This was an event for first time job-hunters, those looking for job-experience, returning to the workforce, or upskilling and more. With an attendance of more than 1,500 this year the event boasted 2000+ job related opportunies in [...] Read more

Mills Reborn

Mills Reborn featured a short presentation by Roger Ivens of Oldham archives speaking of the history of mills in Oldham and Adnan Yousaf of Chambers Business Centre who told of the aquisition and refurbishment of the Vale Mill, Hollinwood - followed by a guided tour of the premises now housed within the once derelict Mill - Now transformed into [...] Read more

Oldham Business Awards 2020 Launch

Oldham Sports Awards 2019

The 17th Oldham Sports Awards will be held at Queen Elizabeth Hall, West Street, OL1 1QJ on Friday September 20th The awards categores are : Unsung Hero Club of the Year Volunteer of the Year Workforce Advocate of the Year School Commitment to PE Award Sports Achiever of the Year Community Initiative Award Changing Lifestyle Award

Made in Oldham

Venue - Manor Mill, Chadderton Oldham. Time 5.30pm-7.00pm Oldham Local Studies and Archive will give a presentation about Oldham's Manufacuring past and some of the historic companies based here. Made in Oldham is a part of Oldham Histories Festival

Oldham Histories Festival

Oldham Histories Festival 2019: September 9th - October 5th for more information and events booking please telephone 0161 770 4654 or email archives@oldham.gov September Activities 9th Sep. Family History Advice 9th - 20th Sep.Mayor's Parlour and Silverware Tour - weekdays only 9th - 21st Sep.From Waterloo to Peterloo 9th Sep - 5th Oct. Ben [...] Read more