Genealogy Club

Find out more about local and family history at Oldham Local Studies and Archives.

  • The Genealogy Club currently meets at the Link Centre on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10.30am.

This group is run by the University of the Third Age.

Oldham Historical Research Group

Oldham Historical Research Group meet on the third Wednesday of each month, 7pm for anyone interested in local history. Upcoming talks include:

  • 20 Sep: Courage or Cowardice? Oldhamers in World War One who were reluctant or refused to take up arms
  • 18 Oct: The Women’s Peace Crusade
  • 15 Nov: The History of St Thomas’s Church, Werneth
  • 21 Dec: History Quiz night
  • 17 Jan: Wheels in Oldham and Beyond

Special event: 4 Nov Remembering Passchendaele

Featuring archives; a display; photographs and biographies of Oldhamers killed in action; and photographs of graves in Belgium

Drop-in any time between 10am and 3.30pm

To find out more visit:

Oldham Remembers 2017

To see all the services and events taking place to commemorate the First World War visit: 

Heritage Open Days 2017