Centenary Celebration 

Friday 15th November 2013

After months of meticulous planning the event  went on without a hitch .  The activities started 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. very expensive items followed by  trifle, Wine and Fruit Jellies, Assorted Fancies and pastries.

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Mayor Oldham
Councillor John Hudson,
Mayor of Oldham Metropoliton Borough.


Councillor Joseph Hilton JP   Councillor Herbert Wolstencroft JP  
and William Bartons MP
Three current officials reading original speeches from the original opening on 1913.
We were very lucky on the day to persuade our local councillors  and Member of Parliament to take on the roles of the original  officials viz:-

 Suffragette Interruption.

                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.

                                        Who was presented with  a bouquet  later in the night.   Currently lives in Chadderton, former teacher in Chadderton.
            Her Birthday is 16th July 2014.

Edwardian 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 Mather.
Other Members of the Company:  
Mesdames Linda Allerdice Smith, Mary Almond, Christine Birks, Jill Bromley, Linda Butcher, Trisha Golden, Margaret Jones, Judith Longley,
Helen Taylor, Jackie Turnbull.
Messrs Vince Birtles, Fred Jones, Stuart Longley, Alan Scott, Ray Smith.

Afterwards in time-honoured tradition, the audience joined in with the songs with great enthusiam.


Old Time Dancing:    

and  'Back to Reality' led by Danielle Carol with Sinbad's Disco


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Chadderton District Executive
Chadderton's M.P. for forty-three years - Michael Meacher
Chadderton Together
Chadderton Event Committee
Chadderton Historical Society
Chadderton  Floral Art Society
Chadderton & District  Band
Oldham Choral Society
Greenwoods Catering, Oldham
Sinbad's Disco
Martin Holbert 2013, for photographs.
The 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 Success

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