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Good Afternoon one and all.

This Saturday will see's the official handing over of the Heritage Trust's Collection to the town, and which will be professionally maintained, museum / gallery environment for all future generations.

You are all welcome to attend this event where some of the collection will be on display.

It will also coincide with the launch of the new Website, which has been build by our own website guru Dave Naylor.

The collection will eventually be one of the key elements for the new Oldham Heritage Centre.

If you are in town, please feel free to pop by and take a look, and enjoy some light refreshments with us!

We open at 11am.

Thank you

Please see the press release below:


In December 2018, The Oldham Rugby League Heritage Trust was awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to hand over their impressive memorabilia collection to Oldham council.

The project will ensure the long term preservation of this historically important collection which is recognised as one of the best in the world in either code of rugby. Full cataloguing will also make the items more accessible to researchers and digitisation will bring these objects to a wider audience via the new website.

In short the collection will benefit from being located in a proficient, professionally maintained, museum / gallery environment.

The task has been realised thanks to the grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with the help of several volunteers and the cooperation of the staff at Gallery Oldham and the Oldham Local Studies and Archive.

The Project called The “PASS IT ON” is due for completion in December 2019 and will coincide with the opening of the new website for the Heritage Trust. A launch event to celebrate the conclusion and success of the project will take place at: The Education Suite, “Gallery Oldham”, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL on:

Saturday December 7th from 11am to 2pm.

The Mayor of Oldham has accepted an invitation to attend and we hope to see representatives from the Oldham ex-players association.

Everyone is invited to attend and the Trust would be glad to see a good turn out for this event.

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when, where and what times is this museum with the Heritage Trust's Collection open to viewing ??? Assume its permaqntly at The Gallery Union Street from the above ?? Unforetunately i dont come on here as much i used to and as theres no Chron any more , well never mind

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Morning all - currently there is a small part of the collection on display on the library's foyer.

The collection will eventually be on a rotating display in the new Local Heritage Centre, which we understand will start construction shortly. There will be a dedicated section there to Oldham RLFC.

All the collection has been professionally photographed and will eventually all be visible on the new website.


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Not sure if this the right thread to ask this.  My wife and I have signed home and away jerseys from the first league match played by the reformed team at Workington on the 13th April 1998.  So, one red and white hoops and one blue and white.   We were married the day before and she had, unknown to me. arranged free seats and the presentation of the shirts and also a ball in the players' lounge after the game.  Are these of any interest to The Heritage Trust on long term loan or is it not the right kind of thing to be in there?

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