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Oldham Travel Guide, United Kingdom

Oldham Travel: General Information

Oldham, earlier a part of Lancashire, is now a part of Great Manchester in United Kingdom. Oldham is an old town that saw settlements in the ninth century and flourished extremely during the Industrial Revolution. The town was known for its cotton mills all over the globe in the nineteenth century. Although most of the cotton mills are now shut down, the beauty of the countryside still remains a great attraction for tourists from all over the world.

It is great to plan your Oldham travel during the summers as the town witnesses a pleasant weather. There are chances of being stuck in town in case of snowfall during the winters.

Oldham Travel Guide: Architectural Heritage

Oldham is an old town and is blessed with great architectural legacy of the past. Oldham Town Hall is a perfect example of architectural superiority of the times of yore. The Oldham Coliseum is one of the most visited places of the town and is known for its fascinating interior work. The place was once a circus that later turned into a theater. Another great architectural masterpiece is the Oldham Parish Church of St. Mary with St. Peter. This church is a great example of Gothic style and is regarded among the finest designs of the ninetieth century. The 19th century Victoria Mill that now houses the Saddle worth Museum and Art Gallery takes you back in time. Do visit the place during your Oldham travel to experience the times when Oldham was a cotton station.

Oldham Travel Guide: Economy and Infrastructure

Oldham was one of the most flourishing towns during the Industrial Revolution. It was the biggest cotton producer in the world. But in the middle of the twentieth century, the collapse of the cotton industry degraded the economy of Oldham. Cotton industry was replaced by industries like food processing, home décor and shopping, healthcare products and other small scale factories.

Oldham is more of a residential area rather than an industrial town now with ample avenues of education, health facilities and modern day amenities that are needed to make one’s life easy and comfortable.

Oldham Travel Guide: People and culture

The people of Oldham are known for their taste in theater and arts. Oldhamers, also called “Roughyed” in the early eighteenth century due to their occupation of making straw hats, live a simple life. Taking part in the Carnival Parade is a perfect way to peep into the cultural elegance of the Oldhamers. You will see traditional dances, music and a lot more.

So, next time you plan to visit England, don’t just think of London or Liverpool, try out this smaller but beautiful town in the United Kingdom for a peaceful and memorable vacation.

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