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The History of Oldham<br />
865AD<br />People began to live in a place they called Oldham.<br />
1760<br />There were only 60 dwellings (houses) in Oldham.<br />
1778<br />The first mill in Oldham was built. It was called ‘Lees Mill.’<br />
1801<br />There were approximately 12,024 people living in Oldham.<br />
1840<br />The Town Hall, in Yorkshire Street was built.<br />
1854<br />The public baths in Union Street are built.<br />
1854<br />The Oldham Evening Chronicle newspaper was launched.<br />
1856<br />The Lyceum was opened.<br />
1861-1865<br />Oldham was affected by the Lancashire cotton famine. Many people lost their jobs because of the lack of cot...
1876<br />Oldham Rugby League club was founded.<br />
1887<br />Oldham Coliseum Theatre was opened.<br />
1895<br />Oldham Athletic football club was founded but was originally called Pine Villa. <br />
1900<br />Winston Churchill was elected as MP for Oldham.<br />
End of 19th Century<br />Oldham had 250 cotton mills.<br />
1923<br />Oldham War Memorial was built.<br />
1961<br />The tubular bandage was invented in Oldham.<br />
1978<br />Louise Brown- the world’s first test tube baby was born.<br />
1989<br />The Royal Oldham Hospital was opened. It had formerly been known as Oldham District and General Hospital. <br />
2001<br />The population of Oldham according to the census was 103,544. <br />
2002<br />The art gallery, Gallery Oldham, was completed in February as the first phase of a new cultural quarter to the s...
2005<br />The University Centre Oldham was opened in May. <br />
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The history of oldham

  1. 1. The History of Oldham<br />
  2. 2. 865AD<br />People began to live in a place they called Oldham.<br />
  3. 3. 1760<br />There were only 60 dwellings (houses) in Oldham.<br />
  4. 4. 1778<br />The first mill in Oldham was built. It was called ‘Lees Mill.’<br />
  5. 5. 1801<br />There were approximately 12,024 people living in Oldham.<br />
  6. 6. 1840<br />The Town Hall, in Yorkshire Street was built.<br />
  7. 7. 1854<br />The public baths in Union Street are built.<br />
  8. 8. 1854<br />The Oldham Evening Chronicle newspaper was launched.<br />
  9. 9. 1856<br />The Lyceum was opened.<br />
  10. 10. 1861-1865<br />Oldham was affected by the Lancashire cotton famine. Many people lost their jobs because of the lack of cotton available.<br />
  11. 11. 1876<br />Oldham Rugby League club was founded.<br />
  12. 12. 1887<br />Oldham Coliseum Theatre was opened.<br />
  13. 13. 1895<br />Oldham Athletic football club was founded but was originally called Pine Villa. <br />
  14. 14. 1900<br />Winston Churchill was elected as MP for Oldham.<br />
  15. 15. End of 19th Century<br />Oldham had 250 cotton mills.<br />
  16. 16. 1923<br />Oldham War Memorial was built.<br />
  17. 17. 1961<br />The tubular bandage was invented in Oldham.<br />
  18. 18. 1978<br />Louise Brown- the world’s first test tube baby was born.<br />
  19. 19. 1989<br />The Royal Oldham Hospital was opened. It had formerly been known as Oldham District and General Hospital. <br />
  20. 20. 2001<br />The population of Oldham according to the census was 103,544. <br />
  21. 21. 2002<br />The art gallery, Gallery Oldham, was completed in February as the first phase of a new cultural quarter to the south of the town centre. <br />
  22. 22. 2005<br />The University Centre Oldham was opened in May. <br />

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