Poppies

 

Armistice Celebration

Friday 2 November, 7.30pm

Chadderton Together, in collaboration with Chadderton Historical Society, presents an evening of entertainment at Chadderton Town Hall. There will be food, entertainment and a raffle. A bar will also be available.

Tickets are £20 and include supper.

All proceeds will go to the Chadderton Heritage Fund.

For tickets and more information, visit www.chaddertontogether.co.uk

Stories of Sacrifice

Monday 5 November – Saturday 1 December

Catch this special touring version of the British Muslim Heritage Centre’s award-winning exhibition dedicated to the bravery and sacrifice of Muslim soldiers who fought for Britain in the First World War at Gallery Oldham.

www.galleryoldham.org.uk

T: 0161 770 4653

Gallery Oldham, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL

‘Peace and Plenty? Oldham and the First World War’

Until 12 January

As the war drew to a close what had been the experiences on the home front for the people of Oldham? This exhibition revisits their everyday lives, losses and achievements using the extensive collections at the Gallery.

www.galleryoldham.org.uk  

T: 0161 770 4653

Gallery 3, Gallery Oldham, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL

Festival of Remembrance

Friday 9 November, from 6.15pm, £5

Commemorate and honour all those who lost their lives in conflicts and listen to performances from Boarshurst Silver Band. Medals may be worn.

To book, call 0161 770 4083 or pay on the door on the night.

The Queen Elizabeth Hall, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL

Church’s silhouette homage: to the brave soldiers who never came home

Saturday 10 November, 10am–4pm

Ten life-size silhouettes will offer a poignant reminder of those lost in the First World War. Red and white poppies will also be on display.

T: 0161 770 8416

Christ Church Friezland, Church Road, Friezland, Oldham, OL3 7LQ

District Remembrance Services – Sunday 11 November

Oldham

A procession will assemble at New Radcliffe Street at 10.20am and proceed to the War Memorial at 10.30am. The service will commence at 10.50am.

Oldham War Memorial, Oldham (opposite the Old Town Hall).

Chadderton

A procession will assemble at the Chadderton Reform Club, Middleton Road, Chadderton at 10am and proceed to the War Memorial at 10.30am. The service will take place at 10.55am.

War Memorial in the Old Town Hall Gardens, Middleton Road, OL9 6PY

Crompton

A procession will assemble at the Royal British Legion Club, Newtown Street, Shaw, at 10.30am proceeding to the War Memorial at 10.40am. The service will take place at 10.55am. 

Crompton War Memorial, Oldham, OL2 8RQ

Failsworth

The parade will assemble at the Failsworth Health Centre at 10.10am proceeding to the War Memorial at 10.30am prompt. The service will take place at 10.55am. 

War Memorial, Oldham Road, Failsworth

Lees

A procession will assemble at Thomas Street at 10.10am prior to proceeding to the War Memorial. The service will take place at 10.30am.

Lees War Memorial, Thomas Street, Lees

Royton

Uniformed services to assemble at the rear of the Co-op at 10.40am prompt and march to the memorial at 10.50am. Service to commence at 10.55am.

Royton Park, Royton, Oldham, OL2 6LR

Bardsley

Meeting at Byrth Road, near Holy Trinity Church at 10.45am, procession will commence at 10.50am. Service to take place just before 11am at Bardsley War Memorial.

Bardsley War Memorial, Ashton Road, Bardsley

Dobcross

Service to take place at Holy Trinity Church, Dobcross at 10.45am with Graham McGuffie and Dobcross Youth Band.

Saddleworth

Monday 5 November

A service will commence at 7.15pm at St. Chad’s Memorial, Uppermill.

Sunday 11 November

A service will take place at Pots and Pans from 10.55am onwards.

Waterhead

At 10.50am the Vicar of Waterhead and councillors serving in the Waterhead Ward will assemble around the War Memorial.

Waterhead War Memorial, Huddersfield Road, Oldham, OL4 2HT

A Nation’s Tribute

Sunday 11 November, 7pm

A special service to commemorate the soldiers lost during World War One. There will be a Beacon Lighting Ceremony followed by a service with The Royal British Legion and other dignitaries.

Oldham Parish Church, Rock Street, Oldham, OL1 3UH

Commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice

Sunday 25 November, 2pm

Laying of the Standard 10th Manchester Regiment and the Dedication of the New Memorial.

Oldham Parish Church, Rock Street, Oldham, OL1 3UH

World War One 100 Pop up Exhibition

Until Monday 12 November, 9am–5pm

Explore Oldham Archives’ new display, ‘Oldham during the First World War’, find out more about Oldham soldiers, fill in the Book of Remembrance and pin photos of your ancestors to the photo board. The Royal British Legion will also be selling poppies to raise money.

T: 0161 770 4654

Unit 204 (opposite the Town Centre Team Office), Tommyfield Market Hall, Albion Street Oldham, OL1 3BG