• Modernism was the new beautiful in ’60s Oldham

  • Smoking Chimneys were once the new beautiful in Oldham

  • Is the tram the new beautiful?

  • Gauging the beautiful erratic

  • Taking the measure of Oldham

  • Oldham: Home of the tubular bandage

  • History building futures / Futures building history

  • Oldham is pioneer country, it always has been

  • Broadcasting things you just wouldn’t believe about Oldham



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  • David

    elephants on the moor ?

    • Patricia

      The elephant bone used in the broadcast was unearthed in Chadderton!

  • Patricia Francis

    In the late 1800s James Nield, an Oldham printer, who was fascinated by the natural world, he took the erratic boulder that was found while a railway was being constructed locally and paraded it through the town with an enormous cart drawn by a large team of horses. It was then installed in Alexandra park. The boulder is apparently still in the park though there is currently no plaque to confirm its identity. Another curious story of Oldham