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by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot
Replies: 5
Views: 8019

Re: Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot

In relation to my researches into Oldham's railways I am looking for the following book: The Werneth Incline : the first railway in Oldham 1842 - 1863 by T A Fletcher (privately published in Manchester, 1972) Ottley bibliography 12077. Duplicated typescript. If anyone has a copy thery could lend or ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot
Replies: 5
Views: 8019

Re: Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot

The biggest one was Littlewoods which operated from Hartford Mill in the town from about 1969 to 1992. It also had catalogues in the 'John Moores' name and perhaps a few others. Littlewoods seems to have been absorbed into the Shop Direct group and still has some operations in the Oldham area includ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 4912

Re: Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018

The closing date for bookings for this visit is now Monday, 24th September 2018. The amended notice for the event is as follows: Thursday 27th September 2018 ? Walk Cromford & High Peak Railway (Part 3 ): Led by Paul Blurton, along former track beds to explore further sections of the former Cromford...
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot
Replies: 5
Views: 8019

Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot

I am researching the history of the railways in Oldham, Lancashire. In the 1960's BR opened a large parcels concentration depot on the site of the original Oldham (Clegg Street) goods depot and yard. Apparently there were a large number of local firms in the mail order business using the many old mi...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 4912

Re: Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018

There are still some seats available on the coach for this visit. To book please contact Gerald Leach, 5 Tabley Close, Knutsford, WA16 0NP (email - gerald.leach@btinternet.com or telephone 01565 654342). Please see the R&CHS website ( http://www.rchs.org.uk ) for up to date information and details o...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 4912

Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018

The Railway & Canal Historical Societ y (R&CHS) has booked a coach from Buxton to visit various locations on the Cromford & High Peak Railway on Thursday, 27th September 2018. The walk, led by Paul Blurton, will be along former track beds to explore sections of the Cromford and High Peak Railway. W...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 90265

Re: New Books

Two more books from Graffeg in their Lost Lines of Wales series have arrived. Bangor to Afon Wen 978 1 91221 311 5 Rhyl to Corwen 978 1 91221 310 8 The authors are Paul Lawton and David Southern. They are both hardbacks (laminated boards), 64 pages, 150 x 200mm, with monochrome and colour photograph...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue May 22, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Stalybridge to Stockport Parliamentary Train
Replies: 1
Views: 3973

Stalybridge to Stockport Parliamentary Train

You may wish to try this some Saturday morning. With the new timetable the weekly Stalybridge to Stockport 'Parliamentary' train service has been switched from Friday to Saturday. It also now runs in both directions as follows: Stalybridge dep: 08:46 Stockport arr: 09:10 Stockport dep: 09:45 Stalybr...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TRELEWIS 1916 - Old Ordnance Survey Map
Replies: 1
Views: 3911

Re: TRELEWIS 1916 - Old Ordnance Survey Map

Sorry, the date of the map is actually 1915 not 1916.
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TRELEWIS 1916 - Old Ordnance Survey Map
Replies: 1
Views: 3911

TRELEWIS 1916 - Old Ordnance Survey Map

Another reprint of an old Ordnance Survey map from Alan Godfrey with considerable railway interest. This detailed map covers the villages of Treharris, Trelewis, Quaker's Yard and Edwardsville. Features include Quaker's Yard Junction with High Level and Low Level stations, Edwardsville, South Wales ...