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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 Doug Ashmore Tel: 0161-652-3050

The Excavation of Royton Hall

When former Chair Doug Ashmore asked the members of Royton Local History Society what they would like to do, the Vicar of St. Paul's Church, The Rev David Booth suggested we Dig up Royton Hall. Everyone agreed it was a good idea. It was dug up and this tells you how and how the Community of Royton responded.

Looking For Clara (My Mum)

When Doug was 17 he was told by one of his mates that he was adopted. Find out about his moving journey to discover who he is.  Connotations of Long Lost Families?

Lanky Laffs (1)

A selection of humorous Lanky poems that are sure to make you laugh.  Lots of Doug’s  material is written mainly by women, but suits a mixed audience.  Loosen your chuckle muscles for this.

Lanky Laffs (2)

Similar to above, with humour the mainstay.  Roald Dahl, Alan & Les Bond, and Benita Moore all feature amongst other authors who are sure to bring a tear to a glass eye.

Hadrian's Wall (1)

A light hearted look at how not to find The Wall but with determination and several years holidays we have a result, with pictures about the daily lives of Roman Britain in Northumberland.

Hadrian's Wall (2)

Because of demand Doug and Marge have produced Part 2 to show the story and Archaeology of  other Roman sites that space would not allow in Part 1.

Royton's Trio of Train Tragedies

A Sunday School day out to Barmouth ends in disaster. Followed by another in 1908.  Royton cobblers have a very nasty surprise in 1961.

 

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 it's 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 Vistorian 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.