This book looks at the every changing face of Oldham. Using a fascinating sequence of nearly 200 old photographs this well-known local author has compiled a book that will intrigue the reader and gently nudge the memory. Oldham is a town torn and patched by change. Photographs like there bring back some of the lost scenes, people and events and invite us to have a second look. We are treated to views from the top of the parish church, sights of once familiar buildings that have long since been demolished, and reminded of the wonderful shop-window displays that entertained families going for a walk 'up town' after tea and helped them to forget for a while the poverty that many of them lived in. Most of the photographs have been selected from the excellent archives at the Oldham Local Studies Library and represent the work of amateur and professional photographers over the last century of Oldham's illustrious history.