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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:


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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