Lying amongst the Pennines, Oldham is a large town in Greater Manchester, England.
At one time the world's most productive cotton-spinning town, Oldham is still distinguished architecturally by its cotton mills and other surviving buildings from this industry.
Oldham is also historically renowned for its theatrical culture, while it's extensively redeveloped town centre offers wide-ranging retailing and cultural facilities, including one of Greater Manchester's largest covered retail areas. The town also has significant publishing, healthcare and food processing sectors.
A major landmark is the Old Town Hall, notable as the place from which Sir Winston Churchill made his inaugural acceptance speech in 1900.
Oldham also has a number of leading sports teams, and lays claim to the origin of several culinary and medical advances.
Read more about Oldham in the About Oldham section.