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Some Royton Local History Society Members carry out extensive research, not only in local history but on wider topics as well. After completing this research, they then offer talks based on their discoveries.

 

Please see below for a list of speakers and the talks they have available.

 

The following are available from Frances Stott fhs.royton@rlhs.co.uk

 

History of Royton

A look at Old Royton using a selection of old photographs. Many places will be familiar, but others are just memories.

Images of Royton

More photos of Old Royton.

History of Crompton

A look at Old Crompton, to use its correct name, or Shaw which most people call the town, using a selection of old photographs. Many places will be familiar, but others are just memories.

Images of Crompton

More photos of Old Crompton.

History of Royton Hall

A look at the history of Royton Hall until its demolition in 1939, and the people who lived there. At the end it includes a brief look at the archaeological excavations which were undertaken on the site between 2005-7.

Writing Local History Books

A look at how Frances went about writing books on local history and the sources of information she used in her research.

A Walk around historic Royton

A stroll of about 1 mile in length taking in the most significant landmarks of Royton. It takes about 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

All Frances' talks require provision of a screen or blank white wall to project images on - except the walk.

Frances makes a charge of 25/talk. (Based on all talks being in the Oldham area)

 

Frances also does the following talks for schools.

 

History of Royton

A look at the history of the town from its earliest period to the present day.

Victorian Royton

A look at how Royton developed during the Victorian era.

A Walk around historic Royton

A stroll of about 1 mile in length taking in the most significant landmarks of Royton. It takes about 1 hour 30 minutes.