Still no sign of any Oldham newspapers or indication there is any plan to add them.It must surely be the biggest town so far ignored & was also a major centre of British industry along with being of considerable historical political interest.Both of town's principal newspapers had far larger readership & influence than so many of the additions to the archive. Having to rely on truncated tidbits from Manchester newspapers is deeply unsatisfying
Sandra bell commented
1960s and onwards please
Add more versions of the Chroincle
Compete the series
Add the chronicle 1980s materials
Ian clegg commented
Add the Chronicle 1970s
Add more dates
1980s date for me
The Chronicle please 70s-90s
Oldham Chronicle i require for the years 1978-1994
Oldham Chronicle 1970s-90s
Osmund Bullock commented
There are several Oldham request threads here - I am adding my votes to this one as the largest (though another has been saying for a long time it is 'under review')
Local correspondents sent some stories to the Manchester papers up till the 1850s, but the meteoric expansion of Oldham thereafter naturally spawned its own local papers - the population increased by over 52% between 1851 & 1861 alone, and between 1851 and 1891 more than tripled from 77K to nearly 233K. I find it hard to understand why this important place has so far been neglected.
The BL has an excellent run of The Oldham Chronicle from 1854 already on microform - surely for such an important boom town this would be an obvious (and less complex) one to give us?
still nothing on Oldham? It's hard to understand why. An industrial giant with many an interesting story to tell I'm sure
Chris Norcross commented
Oldham is now a much larger town than in the 1800s! It had the highest number of spindles (cotton spinning) in the mid 1800s, with engineering and railways a close second in people employed-it simply must not be ignored any longer.
This is an excellent idea.My major reason for subscribing was to research Oldham in WW1 but I've had little luck & have to make many trips to the British Library.Please help out all of us who are researching topics connected with this major town.Oldham Evening Chronicle,Oldham Chronicle,Oldham Standard....anything!