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Know Your Roots

Know Your Roots

By Northern Roots
Roman roads? The world's biggest mill? The Beautiful Oldham Society? Cherry Valley? Strawberry Gardens?

Let podcast presenter-producer Ashleigh Cartwright take you on a journey through time, with our brand new Northern Roots history podcast mini-series!

Discover stories, events and characters connected to the 160-acre Northern Roots site in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

Download the Northern Roots History map at northern-roots.uk/discover/ and follow Northern Roots on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Playing Out at Northern Roots - Lovely Ladies (short clip)
“Playing out is an activity that is part of human nature, it crosses all cultures and promotes health, happiness and a sense of belonging. Having the freedom to play out gives children and young people a connection to their local community and environment, to the wonder of the natural world. It teaches independence and resilience, and you forge friendships and create adventures along the way.” Miranda Parker and Jake Talbot, Dare to Know Theatre Playing Out is the brainchild of Jake and Miranda of Dare to Know Theatre. The project consists of a series of podcasts created from interviews Jake and Miranda have conducted with different communities across Oldham, including the Chai Ladies, the Roma Community Group and the Lovely Ladies featured in this clip! The podcasts will form an anthology of stories about the games we play, what playing out and being outside means to us, and how playing out changes between generations and cultures. 
00:20
July 05, 2022
Know Your Roots - Alexandra Park - Episode 10
We hope you've enjoyed this Northern Roots history mini-series. Just before you go, do you know about Alexandra Park? Oldham's award-winning, Grade 2 listed park is Northern Roots immediate neighbour and is stacked with history.  No.9 on the Northern Roots History map.
00:45
September 07, 2021
Know Your Roots - Pony Club & Carriage Driving - Episode 9
Equestrians are a vibrant part of the Northern Roots community, and have used the 160-acre Northern Roots site for decades. No.8 on the Northern Roots History Map.
00:36
September 07, 2021
Know Your Roots - Oldham Ashton Guide Bridge Railway - Episode 8
Follow in the footsteps of a once busy railway..... No.7 on the Northern Roots History map.
00:29
September 07, 2021
Know Your Roots - Park Bridge Heritage Centre - Episode 7
This stunning 18th century ironworks, a relic of the Industrial Revolution, lies in Tameside, at the southern end of the Northern Roots site. No.6 on the Northern Roots History map.
00:47
September 07, 2021
Know Your Roots - Strawberry Gardens - Episode 6
What was Strawberry Gardens?  No.5 on the Northern Roots History map.
00:45
September 07, 2021
Know Your Roots - Pearl Mill - Episode 5
The largest mill in the world! No. 4 on the Northern Roots History map.
00:43
September 07, 2021
Know Your Roots - Mary Higgs - Episode 4
The extraordinary Mary Higgs. Pioneering social reformer, founder of the Beautiful Oldham Society.  No. 3 on the Northern Roots History map.
03:25
September 07, 2021
Know Your Roots - BrooK Mill - Episode 3
The Industrial Revolution is in full swing! Oldham is the epi-centre of the global cotton-spinning industry. Local businessman Robert Thatcher builds a mill on the Northern Roots site.  No.2 on the Northern Roots History map.
01:24
September 07, 2021
Know Your Roots - Romans -Episode 2
What connects the Roman Empire to the Northern Roots site?  No.1 on the Northern Roots History map.
00:42
September 07, 2021
Know Your Roots - Introduction - Episode 1
Northern Roots is creating the UK's largest urban farm and eco-park on 160-acres of stunning green space in the heart of Oldham, Greater Manchester. Let podcast host Ashleigh Cartwright take you on a journey through time.
01:48
September 07, 2021