About Oldham November / December 2014

About Oldham celebrates it’s first anniversary this month and I hope you’’ve enjoyed the issues over the past year. As ever grateful thanks to our advertisers, especially Oldham markets and Smooth Moves, who help keep this your Free publication in Oldham. Inside this issue you’ll find our centre pages are dedicated to your 2015 Calendar highlighting all the important dates. Our cover stars are the fundraising team at Dr Kershaws Hospice who will be working hard to raise more funds for the
charity on the lead up to the festive period.

Also inside you’ll find our usual mix of features, What’s On, competitions and some tips when travelling to Las Vegas!

To advertise in a future issue you can email or if you have a news story send it to us at

Until next year let me wish you a terrific Christmas and all the best for 2015.

Thanks this issue to Arron Cheshire and the team at Dr Kershaws Hospice, Sharon Hibbert, Howard Murphy, Kyle Mahoney, Jan Lod, Garry Cullen, Ricki Myers, Geoffrey Newton, Chris Ray, Manic Manc Photography, Cineworld Ashton, Carl Marsden, Andrew Rudkin and Neil Daintry.

Kevin Taylor
About Oldham


About Oldham – Autumn 2014

Welcome to this Autumn issue of About Oldham.
We’ve enjoyed a little sunshine during the Summer which certainly added to the fun of Oldham Carnival and the Pride event. Once again YANKS proved a great success in attracting visitors and shoppers to the Saddleworth area.

As the evenings grow darker we begin that journey to Christmas – yes, I’ve said it now – CHRISTMAS IS COMING! When the next issue arrives it will just in time for the start of that Christmas shopping in November and the launch of the Christmas Lights!

But don’t panic just yet, we still have a great halloween and fireworks event to look forward to! Plus don’t forget the clocks are going back at the end of October too!
I hope you enjoy this latest issue of the magazine and my huge thanks to Sharon Hibbert for her enthusiastic support. We have some great features on Oldham Carnival, the YANKS weekend and a great interview with local artist Cliff Murphy.

Don’t miss your chance to be featured in our special Christmas themed issue due out in November – deadline for that will be October 22nd! To submit your news articles or to advertise just get in touch via email at or leave a message at our office on 0161 343 3755.

Thanks again to the kind support of our advertisers and those who distribute the magazine.

Happy days

Kevin Taylor.
Editor – About Oldham
Advertising – Kyle Mahoney
Thanks this issue to – Jan Lord – Steve Haines – Ricki Myers – Sharon Hibbert – Jake Wharton – Jordan Williams – The Storage Place – Andrew Rudkin – Cineworld Ashton – Howard Murphy – Saddleworth Cheese Co – Angela Lee – Garry Cullen

About Oldham Magazine – June 2014

Welcome to our Summer issue of About Oldham. In this issue we highlight the great work done by the volunteers at MAHDLO and that of Voluntary Action. We were joined by students from Ashton Sixth Form College who have put together some great features including a Behind The Scenes peek at Revolution Radio. There’s lots of events coming up for the Summer including the debut of a new play in Saddleworth, HARD WIRED, which tackles the dark side of the internet. There’s lots of family fun too of course with Oldham Carnival being one of the highlights.

Don’t forget to show your support for Dr Kershaws Hospice too with their Garden Party and Duck Race events !

As ever our grateful thanks to all our advertisers and we hope you enjoy this latest issue.

Kevin Taylor

Thanks this issue to Jordan Williams, Joshua Simione, Kyle Mahoney, Ria Egbert, Ryan Childs, New Image PR, Oldham Markets, MAHDLO, Howard Murphy, Steve Haines, Jan Lord, Steve King, Smooth Moves, Character Options, Cineworld Ashton, Ricki Myers and Garry Cullen.

About Oldham – January 2014

Happy New Year from all of us at About Oldham and look ahead to see what 2014 will bring. We know Metrolink services will be starting in the town centre itself soon and the hope that this will bring much needed shoppers to the independent traders on Union Street, Yorkshire Street and beyond. One of our features this issue looks a few of the traders on Yorkshire Street and details from the council on how plans are being made to improve these areas. Henshaw Street also has the spotlight thrown on it this issue to highlight the fantastic range of businesses in this area of Oldham.

We also look back at the busy Doctor Who event held in Oldham back in November and also the Remembrance services. We meet Ian Dunkerley, the chairman and co-founder of Santos AFC and also chat to young DJ James Barry-Williamson. It’s also great to highlight the strong community spirit demonstrated by the traders in Shaw who feature on the cover of this issue.

If you have listened to The Car Guru on Revolution Radio then take a look at Paul’s new motoring column in the magazine.

You can also read the magazine online or download it by visiting

To find out about how your venue or business could be featured and advertised in the magazine you can email him at this address –

Please get in touch and let us know any feature ideas you have or perhaps your own pictures of Oldham you would like to include ? You can contact us by getting in touch at our Head Office below or email or to advertise

We hope you’ll continue to be a regular reader and we encourage you to support our local independent businesses.

Kevin Taylor
About Oldham

Advertising Features – Luke Astill Boardman

About Oldham Magazine – November 2013

Welcome to this first issue of About Oldham, the new free magazine covering Oldham and the surround areas. After establishing the popular About Tameside magazine we wanted the opportunity to give Oldham its own independent publication and we thank our advertisers for their kind support so we can bring this to you FREE of charge. You’ll be able to pick up a copy of the magazine at various outlets in the area including Tommyfield Market and Sainsbury’s on Union Street. You can also read the magazine online or download it by visiting

This issue we highlight Tommyfield Market and it’s vast array of traders plus details of what’s coming to the town centre over the Christmas period. There is also a feature highlighting this month’s Doctor Who event taking place at the Market and town centre to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who!

Also on the magazine team is Luke Astill Boardman who has worked on the O Project in Oldham town centre over the last year. To find out about how your venue or business could be featured and advertised in the magazine you can email him at this address –

Please get in touch and let us know any feature ideas you have or perhaps your own pictures of Oldham you would like to include ? You can contact us by getting in touch at our Head Office below or email or to advertise

We hope you’ll continue to be a regular reader and we encourage you to support our local independent businesses.

Kevin Taylor
About Oldham

Editor – Kevin Taylor
Features Editor – Luke Astill Boardman
Thanks this issue to – Sara Hewitt – Sharon Hibbert –
Traders At Tommyfield Market – Oldham Library – Dr Kershaws Hospice –
Steve Haines – Jake Wharton – Steve King – Sainsburys – Andrew Crombie