From the Community Archives
25th Sep Pupils from Alexandra Park Junior School celebrated their Peace Week with a trip to the Mayor’s Parlour.   The children attended the raising of the Peace Flag at the Oldham Civic Centre before retiring to meet the Worshipful Mayor of Oldham Cllr Javid Iqbal in his parlour. The group got to ask him questions about […]
25th Sep Romance is put under the microscope in Play With Fire’s new production of The Effect by multi-award winning playwright, Lucy Prebble. Love is a naturally occurring chemical reaction, so can it be created medicinally?   The Effect is a funny, moving and perhaps surprisingly human play that explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine, alongside […]
25th Sep It got messy and colourful in Alexandra Park this weekend – and hundreds had a real blast! Over 700 supporters took part in this year’s Dr Kershaw’s Colour Blast on Sunday over a 3km-course in the park. Fears of a washout with heavy rain and winds on Friday afternoon and an amber weather warning for […]
25th Sep Oldham Council has re-opened the doors of its newly refurbished Link Centre. The renovated venue provides accommodation for a range of groups and services that support those most in need with ground floor, accessible meeting spaces. It also provides office space for a number of health and social care services including a therapy hub and […]
25th Sep Environmental health officers found evidence of rats and mice when they visited a dirty takeaway. The owner has now been successfully prosecuted by Oldham Council for repeatedly breaching food hygiene laws Officers originally visited Kravings Deli and Dessert Bar, in Glodwick, Oldham in July last year after receiving three separate complaints that rodents had been […]
25th Sep Gallery Oldham has launched an immersive exhibition by dynamic artist Jai Chuhan. Refuge is an exhibition of new paintings by internationally acclaimed artist Jai Chuhan. Her paintings often involve an isolated figure in a room-like space, which creates an arena for exploring themes such as love, conflict, birth and death. The images suggest psychological tensions […]
25th Sep A previously unknown letter from local suffragette, Annie Kenney, is to go on display for the first time at Gallery Oldham. Working-class political activist and factory worker Annie Kenney played a key role in the suffrage movement, and the letter, written to her sister Nell in October 1905, sheds new light on the first prison […]
25th Sep As part of the First World War centenary remembrance events, Oldham Local Studies in partnership with Oldham Libraries is presenting a series of talks across the Borough. From Belgian refugees finding shelter in Oldham to Failsworth women and children coming together to enjoy each other’s company while sewing and knitting socks gloves and bandages for […]
25th Sep England’s 6 million smokers are being encouraged to take part in Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking challenge from Public Health England, which begins on 1 October 2018. Quitting smoking is easier with the right support. The most successful quit attempts are made with a combination of quit methods, so this year Stoptober is providing a […]
24th Sep A new campaign was launched today (Monday, September 24) by Cancer Research UK to raise awareness of the link between obesity and cancer. It coincides with the publication of a Cancer Research UK report which shows the scale of the problem. The charity has renewed its call for Government action, particularly on ‘junk food’ advertising […]