A nighttime scene in Oldham
There’s a particular image of Oldham that goes some way towards encapsulating decades of its history, successes and struggles.
In the background stand the long-silent mills, testament to a bountiful, industrious identity reaching back more than 200 years. Terraced houses, built for the thousands of people originally working in those mills and, later, for the engineering giants that flourished here during and after the Second World War, curve into the middle distance.
Yet what’s missing from the picture is just…
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