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Oldhams existence goes back to at least the11th century but it was the Industrial Revolution and cotton in particular that really made the town prosper and by the end of the 19th century Oldham was recognised as the greatest cotton spinning town in the world and the magnificent mill buildings which made Oldham into the greatest cotton spinning town in the wold during the late 19th and early 20th centuries are still evident around the town with some of the once numorous mill chimneys and Great Mill buildings still standing. At it's height Oldhams skyline had hundreds of Chimneys, bery different from today.
A lot of Oldham's town centre architecture is Victorian and the original Town Hall was built in 1841 and it was in front of it's impressive Facade that Sir Winston Churchill made his inaugural acceptance speech from the Town Hall steps when he was first elected into parliment as a Conservative MP in 1900. sadly the Town Hall is now being left to go to ruin as the Council can not find a use for it nor will they spend the money needed to restore it
- Pros:I hate these hard questions.... The Countryside!
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