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Alexandra Park 28th August 1865. This public park was crested as a labour project for the unemployed during the cotton famine of the American Civil War. The area was often used as a speakers corner

Alexandra Park, Queens Road, Oldham, United Kingdom

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Watersheddings Rugby Ground. On the site of the housing development to the east of this park was the famous Watersheddings rugby ground, which served the Oldham club from its opening on the 28th September 1889, until the last first team match on the 19th January 1997

Counthill Road, Oldham, United Kingdom

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Thomas Telford 1757-1834 whose skills ensured the completion of the Diggle Flight and Standedge Tunnel

Entrance to Standedge Tunnel, Diggle, United Kingdom

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Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti 1864-1930 Pioneer of Electrical Engineering founded his Hollinwood Factory here in 1897

Wickentree Lane, Failsworth, Oldham, United Kingdom

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Ben Brierley 1825 1896 Lancashire author & poet was born in this house 26th June 1825

'The Rocks' 466 Oldham Road, Failsworth, Oldham, United Kingdom

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Henry Taylor of Chadderton 1885-1951 A swimming legend - born in Hollinwood. Holder of three World Records and Olympic Champion (eight Olympic Medals including four golds). Represented his country at four Olympic Games between 1906-1920. Swam throughout his life at Chadderton Baths

Middleton Road, Chadderton, Oldham, United Kingdom

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Fish and Chips. Tommyfield, home of the first British fried chip. The first chips were fried in Oldham around 1860 from which the origins of Fish and Chip shops and the "Fast Food" industries can be traced.

Tommyfield Market, Oldham, Oldham, United Kingdom

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Dronsfield Engineering Works The site of Atlas works - established by James Dronsfield (1809-1880). The firm acquired international fame in the manufacture of card grinding machines for the cotton industry. This office building dates from 1908.

Ashton Road, Oldham, United Kingdom

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Terry Hall 1926-2007 ventriloquist creator of 'Lenny The Lion', the popular children's television favourite of the 1950s and 1960s, was born at 635 Middleton Road, Chadderton, on 20th November 1926. Lenn'y favourite catchphrase "Aw, don't embawass me!" endeared him to all ages.

Middleton Road, Chadderton, Oldham, United Kingdom

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