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New proposals to excavate and conserve Castleshaw Roman Fort

The Roman Fort in AD 120 by Graham Sumner

The site of the Roman forts at Castleshaw has fascinated historians and archaeologists for over 250 years but many questions remain unanswered. Now you have a chance to help answer these questions by supporting plans for a community dig at the site!

The Friends of [...]

Olympic Torch comes to Oldham

72 year old Elizabeth Stones (Photo: Stuart Coleman:2012)

Fabulous scenes in Oldham as the Olympic torch, carried by eleven torch bearers in relay, completes day 36 of it’s tour of Britain.

To read more about the Olympic Torch click here.

 

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Torch relay outriders (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)

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A month’s rain fall in 24 hours

Carr Lane, Diggle (Stuart Coleman©2012)

Fridays’s unprecedented rainfall caused flooding on lower lying areas in Diggle and Saddleworth.

On Huddersfield Road above Diggle the constant flow of cascading water overwhelmed street drains causing huge plumes of water, under pressure, to rise up to five feet above the ground.

Many lanes off the A62 became [...]