months of meticulous planning
the event went on without a hitch . The activities
7.30 pm with a rousing performance by the Chadderton District Band,
Conducted by Jim Farmsworth , followed by a Buffet Supper - based on
1913 Menu. This included Roast Pheasant, Galentine of Beef.
expensive items followed by trifle, Wine and Fruit Jellies,
Fancies and pastries.
Councillor John Hudson,
Mayor of Oldham Metropoliton Borough.
Councillor Joseph Hilton JP Councillor Herbert
and William Bartons MP
Three current officials reading original speeches from the original
opening on 1913.
were very lucky on the day to persuade our local councillors
Member of Parliament to take on the roles of the original
During the Speeches
there was a disturbance when ladies carrying placards marched to the
stage demanding 'Votes for Women'!
Presentation to Ann Lord 99 years.
was presented with a bouquet later in the night.
Currently lives in Chadderton, former teacher in Chadderton.
Her Birthday is 16th July 2014.
Old Time Music Hall.
Later in the night we were treated to an
Edwardian Old Time Music Hall performed by
members of the Choral Society:
Compered by Mr
John Livesey, Soloists Mr. Max Taylor; Madame Suxanne
Other Members of the
Allerdice Smith, Mary Almond, Christine Birks, Jill Bromley, Linda
Butcher, Trisha Golden, Margaret Jones, Judith Longley,
Birtles, Fred Jones, Stuart Longley, Alan Scott, Ray Smith.
time-honoured tradition, the audience joined in with the songs with
Old Time Dancing:
Reality' led by Danielle Carol with
Chadderton District Executive
Chadderton's M.P. for forty-three years - Michael Meacher
Chadderton Event Committee
Chadderton Historical Society
Chadderton Floral Art Society
Chadderton & District Band
Oldham Choral Society
Greenwoods Catering, Oldham
Martin Holbert 2013, for photographs.
Society is hoping to host an exhibition in the future of all the
photogaphs taken at this event. To include photographs taken by
Society member John Johnson.
Chaddertonians and members
of the Public for their Enthusiastic Participation
All who have helped in any way to make this Historic Event a Great