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    About Oldham

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    Oldham is a large town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies amid the Pennines on elevated ground between the rivers Irk and 6.9 miles northeast of the city of Manchester.

    Oldham rose to prominence during the 19th century as an international centre of textile manufacture. It was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, and among the first ever industrialised towns, rapidly becoming "one of the most important centres of cotton and textile industries in England". At its zenith, it was the most productive cotton spinning mill town in the world, producing more cotton than France and Germany combined. Oldham's textile industry began to fall into decline during the mid-20th century, and its last mill closed in 1998.

    Whether it’s art, culture, history or nature, Oldham’s attractions offer something for all ages and interests.  Visit the award winning Gallery Oldham for a peak into the borough’s history and heritage.  The unique gallery houses a collection of artworks and objects dating back to 1883 and there’s always something different to see with our busy events programme to suit all ages.  Saddleworth Museum provides a fascinating insight into the lives of its people, from the farmers who scraped a living weaving cloth to the soldiers who shivered at Castleshaw Roman Fort.

    The Oldham Coliseum Theatre offers an eclectic mix of drama, comedy, musicals and traditional pantomime. A great way to spend the evening in Oldham.

    Oldham's Town Centre is a shoppers' haven with an array of shops, a shopping mall and a traditional market.

    Oldham’s green spaces are some of the best in the country.  From historic public parks to wooded river valleys and Pennine Moorland, there’s something for the whole family.

    Be sure to use MiiDeals Philadelphia to find the best deals on food, housing and recreation in and around Oldham. 

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