Oldham is a town which lies between the Rivers Irk and Medlock in the Oldham county. It is in the nineteenth century that the town grew in importance as a centre for the textile manufacturing. It had the most productive cotton spinning mill in the world in the zenith of its popularity. However the decline in the manufacturing industries shattered the economy of the town. The town is mainly into education and performing arts as a source of income.
The town has a lot of landmarks which gives the town a feel of the bygone times. Old town hall, war memorial, civic centre, the Parish Church is some of the notable places in this town which draws a huge number of tourists to this town.
University Campus Oldham is one of the places where people can pursue higher studies in the town. Apart from this, there are a number of schools and colleges for catering to the needs of the individuals in this town.
The annual Old ham carnival which takes place every year in this town is held in mid to late summer. The carnival has a number of dances, stalls for the entertainment of the people. The primary aim of this carnival is to raise money for charities for the people in this town. The town is also popular for the theatrical culture that is so evident in the county. Oldham Coliseum Theatre and the Oldham Theatre workshop is among the oldest among the repertory theatres in the county.