1st September 2015

The Oldham Pals Exhibition

For anyone who did not see the exhibition at Oldham Local Studies and Archive the pop up banners from the Oldham Pals exhibition are going on […]
17th August 2015

Oldham’s Three VC’s Exhibition

Oldham Council is commemorating the borough’s Victoria Cross heroes with a new roving exhibition. Volunteers have worked hard over the past few months to gather information […]
13th August 2015

Oldham Pals – Journey to the Front via Belton and Larkhill

The Oldham Comrades left the training camp at Llanfairfechan on 4th May 1915, heading for Belton Park Camp in Grantham. The local newspapers do not appear […]
30th July 2015

While We Were Researching – Some Facts about the Army

While researching the Oldham ‘Comrades’ Battalion I have read various articles revealing interesting facts about the British regular army around the First World War. These articles […]
16th July 2015

Oldham Pals – Letters from Llanfairfechan

The Oldham Comrades left Chadderton Camp on the 8th March 1915 and travelled to North Wales to continue their basic training in Llanfairfechan. As when they […]
2nd July 2015

“No Place for a Parson’s Son”

While we were researching . . . . In the early days of the war, before censorship prevented it, newspapers often printed letters sent home from […]
18th June 2015

The Tipperary Club, Oldham

The song ‘It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary’ is synonymous with the First World War. First sung in 1912, it became popular in the war, […]
4th June 2015

The ‘Fighting Macs’ – 1/10th Manchester Battalion

A guest post from Roger Ivens: The ‘Fighting Macs’, Thomas, Percy, Jack (John William) and Reginald and their father, Tom, were a family from Glodwick who […]
28th May 2015

Private 2256 Charles Frederick Kilroy 1/10 Manchester Regiment

A guest post today from Chantal O’Brien: An Oldham Territorial’s Interesting Letters Private 2256 Charles Frederick Kilroy 1/10 Manchester Regiment Charles Frederick Kilroy was born in […]
21st May 2015

100 Years Since the Gallipoli Landings

A guest post from Roger Ivens: 100 Years Since the Gallipoli Landings This year marks the centenary of the Allied landings on the Gallipoli peninsula. The […]