As part of the First World War centenary remembrance events, Oldham Local Studies in partnership with Oldham Libraries is presenting a series of talks across the Borough.
From Belgian refugees finding shelter in Oldham to Failsworth women and children coming together to enjoy each other’s company while sewing and knitting socks gloves and bandages for soldiers on the frontline, the talks tell Oldham’s First World War story.
Oldhamers in World War One
Friday 28 September, 6pm, Oldham Library, Greaves Street, OL1 1AL
Belgian Refugees in Oldham
Monday 1 October, 2pm, Crompton Library, 7 Farrow Street East, Shaw, OL2 8QY
Conscientious Objection in Oldham
Tuesday 2 October, 6pm, Uppermill Library, St. Chad’s, Uppermill, OL3 6AP
The Failsworth & Woodhouses Comforts Society
Wednesday 3 October, 11am, Failsworth Library, Oldham Road, Failsworth M35 0FJ
Oldham Poets: The First World War in Verse
Wednesday 3 October, 6pm, Oldham Library, Greaves Street, OL1 1AL
Oldhamers and the Battle of the Somme
Thursday 4 October, 11am, Lees Library, Thomas Street, Lees, OL4 5DA
Royton Soldiers and the end of the First World War
Friday 5 October, 2pm, Royton Library, Rochdale Road, OL2 6QJ