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Oldham

The comments I have just look at made my eyes full up with tears,I was going back to oldam wear I was brought up what happing have people lost their pride or what. come on now let get a bit of pride back into oldham and let show the people outside of Oldham what we are made of for goodness sake before Oldham as gone for ever please don't let this happen
Georgina - Mon 13 Jan 2014 3:53 am

Oldham

Oldham is wonderful with excellent for honest and hardworking people but I do agree some areas have gang culture which gives bad name to Oldham
Ilyas - Sun 20 Mar 2011 1:34 am

Oldham

I agree with most of the comments about Oldham. We have all been badly let down!! No cinema, no market (unless your Asian), no employment, no spirit, no future and no hope. If this is what politics does to a town then you can keep it. Oldham reflects most towns in the North West but for me it's the worst of the worse. I have tried so hard not to be racist but the politicians have forced multiculturism on this town. Where do we integrate apart from the odd visit to the Indian curry house!! Where's all the asian fans at the footy on a saturday afternoon? The face of Oldham has changed beyond belief and on the few times I visit the town centre, I get depressed. Poor education, poor housing, working class nah there's no f*****g jobs! Underclass yes!! A generation badly let down!!!
Terry - Thu 03 Mar 2011 8:11 pm

Blackpool

eh who's this captain saying about b and bs there are some excellent guest houses and hotels in Blackpool many who DO NOT buy cheap food from Aldi
While i do tend to agree about the undesirables but just go up to the North end its lovely and quiet and clean we spend many weekends there in some great hotels WITH EN SUITE and more then his so called £10 a night too
but worth every penny
Annabelle - Sun 20 Jun 2010 12:22 pm

Preston

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Jon Neal - Thu 03 Jun 2010 1:31 pm

Preston

We're looking at flats in Victoria Mansions. What is the problem down there?
bmcottam - Sat 22 May 2010 5:07 pm

Oldham

Oldham was great until it was taken out of Lancashire and put in the silly creation of Greater Manchester.

Now it has lost its identity and is seen by many just a suburb of Manchester. Manchester gets all the developments whilst Oldham gets none.

Then you have the people of Chadderton who used to have strong Oldham accents.. now they just speak like mancunians....

its a crying shame
P Bates - Fri 07 May 2010 9:55 pm

Oldham

Like most of the commentators on this site i was born in Oldham and still have
great affection for the town, i often ask myself if distance is lending enchantment,
of course if you dont live in oldham day to day it does.
This was never a pretty town, never a town of culture, its saving grace was, warm people with good manners and a certain pride in themselves, in the 60s and 70s i would have brought any stranger to Oldham and would expect them to receive a warm welcome and to be treated with respect.
Todays Oldham has no working class it has a underclass ,a group of people who owe no allegiance to any part of society, so different that we no longer have anything in common with them, badly brought up, badly educated, badly misled about the nature of the modern world.
i do agree with one of the points made above, that is that older people are starting to judge young people as a group and not as individuals, i know this is wrong and i have been caught out owning this point of view.
Who is at fault, us daft governments and people who say, "wouldnt it be nice if everyone was nice to each other"we all remember what happened to the last man who said that, they nailed him to a tree.
As regards asians, i always found hindus to be wonderful people, they keep their
culture but fit in, muslims seem to have no interest in, or find any value in the society they have chosen to live in, that said, who would want their children to have the same values as the Oldham underclass.
Oldham council are useless, you and i know they are, the market is nearly gone and that was the only reason people from out of town would come there, in a few years it will be gone and then why would anyone come to shop at the same places available in any town.
Unless we change its over, forget politics, forget the stupid people who have run our affairs for years, for gods sake lets do something.
A town can survive a loss of industry but no town can survive an amputation of its spirit, confident people and towns are more understanding of strangers and immigrants, more able to find value in the exotic.
As the man said, "The past is another country, they do things differently there".

Best regards from South Africa
VINCENT - Wed 05 May 2010 10:30 pm

Preston

@ Mathers,

We moved out of Victoria Mansions about 6 weeks ago, and I know exactly what you mean. There are 3 old woman there! Need I say more, complain about anything. We're glad to see the back of that place.
sara - Tue 20 Apr 2010 5:53 pm

Preston

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Laura Kettle - Tue 06 Apr 2010 12:53 pm

Preston


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Emaline - Wed 10 Mar 2010 10:02 pm

Manchester

Not all people from Manchester are rude, most people are warm and friendly. It's just like anywhere else. If you think it's that bad come visit Dundee where i live people here are rude to the extreme even though we are meant to be a friendly city I see different.
Michelle - Sat 20 Feb 2010 10:45 am

Oldham

I have lived in or near to oldham all my life and i feel like we are being taken over by outsiders a bit more every day there is nothing to do here other than go and get drunk as i am not really a drinker it is very boring for me the only other thing to do is walk around the town center like a zombie most of the shops are crap and the market is a joke its almost a no go area for white people some people wont like me saying that but i can't help it if its true enoch powell right
simon turner - Fri 19 Feb 2010 10:40 pm

Oldham

Oldham is now a dump. I was born and raised there and used to be proud of all the "firsts" there, and the people used to be second to none. Now when I
visit the UK I go to Rochdale and give Oldham a wide berth. It is sad and I hate to say it, but the multi cultural experiments have been a dismal failure. In retrospect I believe that we should all have listened to Enoch Powell.
J de Wit - Sun 14 Feb 2010 2:12 am

Oldham

I WAS BORN IN OLDHAM IN 72 I LIVED ON ABBEYHILLS THEN MOVED TO BARROWSHAW THEN DERKER UNTIL 97 WHEN I MOVED TO GRIMSBY I HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK BUT HATE IT WHEN I VISIT MY FAMILY I MUST AGREE WITH SOME PEOPLE OLDHAM IS A COMPLETE S***HOLE AND ALSO A DUMP

DIANE BURTON WAS HARRIS - Thu 11 Feb 2010 9:11 pm

Oldham

I have been brought up and around oldham, my mums side of family was brought up from beng really young i have read all the comments and cant believe how rough oldham has become the thing thats the issue now is the younger generation is being brought up with this society as my children are it scares me to think about it.I dont want my daughter thinking its normal to get pregnant and taking drugs.Something needs to be done about this!!!!
michelle - Thu 28 Jan 2010 9:10 pm

Bolton

I miss Bolton - people so friendly and polite-lots and lots of good memories ...
Annie - Tue 26 Jan 2010 12:56 pm

Bolton

i miss bolton so much, back to 1995 to 1997, i was there study at BIHE this is what we call the university before then i am still remember my old friends from Oman (Nasr Al Sa'di etc), seychelles (Nicholas Bijoux) & Botswana and my lecturers Stephen Jamson, Femi Olubodun, alan cornthwaite ....miss u all. Pg. Amir Faisal Pg. Hj. Razali BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
Pg. Amir Faisal Pg. Hj. Razali - Fri 18 Dec 2009 5:41 pm

Lake District

England at its best
mr teager - Fri 18 Dec 2009 4:09 pm

London

i havent visited yet but soon one day i will be able to visit the United Kingdom... i cant wait
rick - Wed 16 Dec 2009 3:48 pm

Preston

Still living away from Preston but still feeling the call to go back there. When I last left a message I was bemoaning the fact that Prestonbus had been taken over by Stagecoach. Now I hear they might have to sell it again - another incentive for me to return! However, what's happened to PNE - from promising beginnings, they've started to slide down the table. Let's hope Irvine can drag them back up again.
bob dilworth - Tue 08 Dec 2009 7:54 pm

Oldham

I was born in OLDHAM and lived there 32 years,i left for Australia in 81. I am proud to be an Owdomer, but very sad and angry to see what it has become. I hate what the ethnic minorities have made it, it is becoming a slum, I go back often, but no more, I lived in Clarksfield, used to be GODS country, but I dont know who's it is now...
dave smith - Fri 20 Nov 2009 3:32 am

Oldham

it takes a pretty picture sometimes. x
grandaughter - Wed 28 Oct 2009 1:56 pm

Liverpool

I wish I could go to liverpool :)
Charley - Mon 19 Oct 2009 12:00 am

Preston

I have lived in Preston since i was born (13 years ago) And i think its a great town. I always find there is something to do and i get a thrill in going into the town centre as something new is there each week!
Jessica M - Sat 17 Oct 2009 10:34 pm

London

i love london very much....
priya v bachewar - Wed 14 Oct 2009 11:39 am

Oldham

Its so sad to here about the place i was born in 62 years ago when i lived in esther street greenacres we were poor but happy and and all working in the mills and for the gas board and crime was low, it seams differant now and i am glad i moved away with all the troubles you here about now, i did want to come back at have a look at the house i was born in but i dont think i will bother now,i will have to live with the good times and school days i had ther.
Adrian Broadbent - Tue 13 Oct 2009 7:13 pm

Other Places

I was born in Brighton Sussex and had never seen Bath until 1993 when I ws back for a visit, I have lived in Canada for 60 yrs this November.
I have visited England 6 times since I have lived in Canada and love it. It is still home to me.
We have also visit Ireland, Scotland and Wales but England is the best.
Evelyn (Bailey) Collett - Tue 06 Oct 2009 10:17 pm

Oldham

I have lived in Oldham (moorside) for the past 10 years.
I grew up in Greenfield Saddleworth, I wish i had never moved,its a completley differant world here racism is a big issue in oldham,its not a very nice place to live at all.
I remember the days when playing out with friends was possible,these days i wont let my daughter out a all as i dont feel it is safe.
people are so ignorant to life now, We are thinking on moving up north to scotland so our kids have a better start in life which i dont feel they will get here in oldham, which is sad to say...!
M Walton - Fri 25 Sep 2009 10:26 am

Oldham

I have lived in Oldham all my life. Like so many others of my age (58)I always held my heritage in high regard. That heritage is being systematically destroyed by this & past councils in an attempt to find a "new brand" The sight of the Tonn Hall looking down majestically onto the 2nd rate developments that surround it will bring a tear to many a proud eye. Although they tell us continuously how good race relations now are I must admit to feeling like a Man Utd fan playing away in Turkey the last time I went t,Town.There is no joy, which is always essential in hard times.Oldhams people have been badly let down by self serving politicians.
ALAN SMITH - Thu 24 Sep 2009 2:07 pm

Oldham

I live on the sholver housing estate near moorside. A few years ago I visited stockport. I never knew how bad oldham was unil i visted there. there arnt gangs roaming the street in the early hours there arnt drug dealers and underage pregnant girls wandering down the street with a fag in there hand. Oldham is a s***hole i am sad to say and now getting worse. Fights And stabbings yorkshire street brought in panorama. And there has just been a few drug related shootings taking two young mens lives and i hear people are coming up from manchester to fight with the drug dealers round here. This talk breaks my heart. Oldham in the 70s was brill so i hear. This place needs a clean up fast.
D smith - Tue 22 Sep 2009 1:31 pm

The Lake District

We visited the Lakes District last year when we spent a month over in the uk. it was a very beautiful place we stayed at a lovely b&b run by nice people in bowness and had a meal at Messina's just across the road from the b&b it was the most charming restaurant and the owner was enjoyable to chat with, we took some lovely photos of the surrounding areas too, I will always remeber the Lakes District.
Cindy & Ian
Marvel Loch
Western Australia
Cindy & Ian - Sun 13 Sep 2009 3:06 am

London

ya london is a great place wer we spend our lifetime
my past is filled of beautiful memories which i spent there
reshma - Fri 04 Sep 2009 6:16 pm

Preston

I am Preston born and bred and having been lucky enough to travel the UK quite extensively, I would not wish to live anywhere else! If anyone can help, I am looking for photos of The Shambles, Lancaster Road, Preston. My parents had a butchers shop there, Shepherds. Thank you for any help you can give. Barbara Jones
barbara jones - Fri 04 Sep 2009 1:36 pm

Other Places

I really love wales, what a place to be especially llandudno, the people, the food
german castellanos - Tue 01 Sep 2009 5:44 pm

Oldham

I was born in springhead and still live there today (although I am only 19). I hate Oldham. I think there is a lot of negative energy between ethnic groups, and between the older and younger generations. Being a clever kid, (not that i'm boasting but I have good gcse's and a-levels) it's hard when most of my age group are pregnant, taking drugs or just generally disrespectful to everyone, including themselves. These peers make the older generation (especially around Saddleworth) think we are all the same. Which does annoy me slightly as I feel i'm a good person and after working in the Drs surgery in Uppermill for a few months it horrifies me to find out how rude older people can be when they see a young person behind the desk. I think Oldham is a shambles. It's getting rougher and rougher by the minute and all I can say is thank god i'm going to University this year to get away from it. Although, there are good people in Oldham and people who genuinly want to get on in life. It's just a shame more people can't get up off their bums, get jobs, get proper lives and stop living in world of poverty and crime. I hope the older ones of you read this and realise that there are good young people in Oldham. It's just the odd ones that spoil it for the rest of us. We need more police, and people claiming benefits should be given jobs in the community to help make Oldham a better place. It's the people who make a town and it's only those people who can make it a nicer place to live and a town to be proud of.
J Thompson - Tue 25 Aug 2009 6:54 pm

Preston

Lived in Preston for about 3 years. Did my University there and worked for William hill. Can't stop myself to mention that it is a great place to live and to enjoy the night life. In a span of 3 years, I have made so many friends around.. miss them all and miss the place.. hope to come back when i get a chance at least to see everything again.
VKuchi - Fri 21 Aug 2009 4:33 pm

Oldham

I was born and educated in Oldham, have lived and worked in this town all my life (69 years) so I feel more than qualified to say that in my own personnel opinion, Oldham like many other rough northern towns has slowly but surely sunk into a large cesspit of it's own making. The rot seemed to have started around the 1980s and is fast getting worse with no end in sight. The clowns who think that moving the rail track 500 yards nearer the town centre will be the towns saviour must be barmy. What can Oldham offer any visitor other than the weekend loonies to join the band of crackpots, drug dealers and trouble makers that we already have on Yorkshire st. I cannot afford to rid myself of this town or indeed I would. Again my opinion is that the influx of various ethnics and religions has not been beneficial in any way or form, in fact they have exasperated the situation along with our home grown jerks. It is very sad to see a once proud town made by a once pr oud people, to end up being a huge s*** pit.
Harold K. - Thu 20 Aug 2009 4:38 pm

Other Places

I simply Love the country, I love the cool weather and the country views I love the way of life, and the long walks especially Sunderland, So'Shields (Roman Fort Arbeia, I've been to Scotland too and everywhere you look is like a postcard, lots of lovely places to camp.
John Barbara (Malta) - Thu 13 Aug 2009 9:39 am

Bolton

Born in Beckett Street. Raised a 1/4 mile from the Town Hall.
What a wonderful town with a lotta countryside just calling you to come and play. The Giants Head below Raikes Lane and Monkey's Temple (Underground Chambers), Nobody knew where the temple was. The Cut and the Ivy Road Valley.
The Pubs of note. British Queen, Yates Wine Lodge, Balmoral the Derby Street pub crawl from Bradshawgate to Daubhill. And the 5 Finger Spread (generally in a Taxi ). All made life more exciting.
The Lilly Whites home or away. Bolton had it all.
Although I don't get back often it is always a pleasure. Philadelphia is great but Bolton will always be..... HOME
Mike Wilson - Wed 12 Aug 2009 3:09 am

Other Places

I would like to visit this amazing place. It remember me the place were I grow up, in north Spain.
I will try to visit south coast of England, as soon as I can.
Oscar GalŠn - Sun 26 Jul 2009 4:35 am

 

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