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OLDHAM RLFC During World War One 1914-1918

Packed with facts, figures and images, the book deals with the running of the Oldham club during one of the darkest periods in the history of the country.

Read how just finding 13 players to pull on the jersey became a major struggle with so many of the club’s personnel away in the services.

The poignant letters home from players and officials writing from the trenches filled with hope and despair!

How the mood of the country changed as the ‘home before Christmas’ attitude gave way to the realisation that the conflict would endure for years.

The bravery and sadness as some players were honoured and others were lost.


PRICE: £20+ £3.50 P&P (Delivery free to Oldham postcodes)

To ensure you obtain one of this limited edition of 500 copies, please download this form and return with your remittance by post to:

The Oldham RL Heritage Trust
9 Dumfries Drive,

Or email for further details: oldhamrl1895@gmail.com


All are welcome to the launch event which will be held in the foyer at Gallery Oldham on Saturday October 13th between 10am and 2pm.

The Heritage Trust trustees will be in attendance including the author Michael Turner who will be signing copies of the book.

Information boards relating to significant developments at the club during the World War One period will be on display.


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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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