Oldham books and mapsHere is a list of books for Oldham that you may find useful.
If you plan to travel to Oldham you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Oldham and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.
Oldham books: Maps
This street atlas of Oldham and Rochdale contains 54 pages of coloured mapping with coverage that includes:
Whitworth, Littleborough, Heywood, Royton, Shaw, Middleton, Chadderton, Lees, Saddleworth, Failsworth, Mossley and Droylesden.
Large scale town centre maps of both Rochdale and Oldham.
The continuous street map coverage extends to:
Facet, Summit, Rokewood, Denshaw, Diggle, Pobgreen, Carr, Bardsley, Clayton, Harburhey, Heaton Park, Fairfield and Norden.
Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with their maximum speed limit are featured on the street mapping.
The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names, hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.
Publication: 2 Aug 2010
Oldham books: History & Heritage
These pits are very old and the author has researched his subject using a variety of sources, from the newspaper reports of the day, and evidence from the "Report on Child Labour in the Coal Mines 1841", to some field studies and statistics from the lists of mines as well as old photographs and maps. Accompanied by informative text, it is a lasting record of the Oldham Coalfield.
Publication: September 29, 2003
Once the largest cotton-spinning centre in the world, Oldham was a vibrant town although many lived in poverty. The sense of community was very strong and this book records the stories and reminiscences of over thirty Oldhamers, in their own words. Their vivid voices recall childhood games, work, shops and entertainment, as well as the effects of war and bombing raids. 'One afternoon we could see and smell smoke coming from the roof of the church. It was my job to run up the street, go in the telephone box and dial 999. It was the very first time I'd ever been on my own to telephone anybody, and my hands were shaking. But the fire brigade came and got the fire out.' This book is illustrated with a wealth of photographs from the personal collections of the interviewees, adding considerably to the power of their stories and making this an important social and historical document as well as a fascinating read. This is community history at its best.
Publication: 15 Aug 2008 [Paperback]
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