Fishing for Family History

Fishing for her family history, Angela Dingle’s visit to Gallery Oldham brought her face to face with a picture of her great-great grandfather, William Barber. Angela’s relative was quite a character. Born in 1829, he worked as a fisherman in St Ives. He lived in Pudding Bag Lane in poverty with his wife and their […]

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Discover Your Family History

  Have you hit a brick wall in your family history research? Did Great-grandad disappear and no-one spoke about him again?  Is there a rumour that Great-great grannie married against her father’s wishes and went to live in London? Perhaps you are just starting out and need a little help to find your way through […]

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How did we get that vintage car into Gallery Oldham?

  Here at Gallery Oldham we have had an exciting day installing the Rothwell Car in preparation for the Accelerate Festival of Transport this Saturday. This beautiful vintage car can be seen in the foyer of the building where it will be on display for everyone to view. Rothwell cars were made in Oldham in […]

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Photo: Encountering the Unexpected

Encountering the Unexpected

  We only had one taker from the Anglo West Indian Club to our first Wednesday session of Encountering the Unexpected. Happily for us though she was joined by two ladies from a nearby table who were intrigued with the objects brought along by our Natural History Curator to a specially reserved table in our […]

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