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“OUTSTANDING” OLDHAM ARCHIVES SAVED FOR FUTURE PUBLIC USE

Cliff Richard with the Barry Sisters at the Empire Theatre, Town Centre, Oldham, 1959

An “outstanding” historic trove of documents, newspaper clippings and images has been saved and will be accessible for public use at the new Oldham Heritage and Arts Centre. The fate of the former archives of the Oldham Evening Chronicle newspaper […]

Spindleopolis: When cotton was King

Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition looks back 100 years to when the Borough was the centre of the universe when it came to cotton.

In 1913, the peak year for the United Kingdom’s cotton industry, Oldham boasted more spindles than any town in the world.

‘Spindleopolis: When Cotton Was King’ revisits the everyday lives of this […]

Diggle men Clifford and Arnold White leave for Canada….date 1912

Emigrating to Canada 1925

During the early 1900s Clifford and Arnold White left Diggle for work and a new life in North America.

Diggle News was recently contacted by by Eleanor Diane White who tells this amazing story.

Dear Editor,

I will start at the beginning of my story which you may or may […]