Oldham Council invites residents to recollect memories of the Blitz

OLDHAM Council is asking residents to recollect their memories of the Blitz and various other bombing raids from World War Two as part of the ‘Oldham Remembers’ campaign.

The Blitz was an intense aerial bombing campaign by Nazi Germany against Britain from September 1940 to May 1941.

Within an eight-month period 43,000 civilians were killed, whilst mass destruction was caused to many targets across the UK, including Manchester.

Although it wasn’t during the Blitz, Oldham was notably hit by a German V-1 Flying Bomb on Christmas Eve, 1944. This claimed the lives of 27 people.

Anecdotes from incidents like these are being welcomed. Residents can email their stories to oldhamremembers@oldham.gov.uk and they will be added to Oldham Remembers website: www.oldhamremembers.org.uk

Stories can also be submitted by post: Councillor Cath Ball, 15 Tuns Road, Oldham, OL8 2PT and Zubair Seedat, Community Development Officer, Oldham District Office, Oldham Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UT.

 

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