Join in Oldham's Heritage Open Days

Oldham Council is inviting residents to take part in the Heritage Open Days event – which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

From film shows to ghost walks there’s plenty to experience.

Whether you’re interested in architecture or just curious about history this is your opportunity to find out more about the heritage around you.

This year’s event runs from September 4 to 21 and features a number of exciting activities spread right across the borough.

Highlights include:

  • ‘St Mary’s Estate on Film’ at George Street Chapel
  • ‘Our People, Our Lives’ at St Matthew and St Luke, Chadderton
  • 800 years of worship at St Chad’s Church, Saddleworth
  • The history of Failsworth Hats at Failsworth Library
  • Drystone walling in Shaw
  • The Royton Heritage Walk around Royton Town centre
  • Tours of the clock tower at Holy Trinity, Bardsley

Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Co-operatives, said: “Once again we’ve organised an excellent programme of events and opportunities so residents can learn about the rich heritage of our borough.

“Residents may not realise how much interesting history we have on our doorstep so I hope that they will take advantage of these events and get an insight into the history that is all around them.”

For more information look out for the Oldham’s Heritage Open Days leaflet in you local library or on-line at http://www.oldham.gov.uk/downloads/file/3805/oldham_s_heritage_open_days

Alternatively contact Oldham’s Heritage Open Days, Oldham Local Studies and Archives, 84 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1DN E: archives@oldham.gov.uk. Tel: 0161 770 4654.

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