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Around Shaw
Werneth to Littleborough, and the establishment of a post office sub- with a small and close community of families. The local lordship was
district named and situated in Shaw, it came to dominate Crompton. weak or absent, and so Crompton failed to emerge as a manor with its
Additionally, a separate ecclesiastical parish was created for the township own lord and court. Farming was the main industry of this broadly
in 1835, which was given the name Shaw because of the church's location independent and self-supporting rural area, with locals supplementing
on Shaw Moor, in Crompton. The names merged to form the present day their incomes by hand-loom woollen weaving in the domestic system. The
Shaw and Crompton, which boundary markers have used since at least introduction of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution
the 1950s. initiated a process of rapid and unplanned urbanisation. A building boom
began in Crompton during the mid-19th century, when suitable land in
Historically a part of Lancashire, Crompton (as it was originally known) Oldham was becoming scarce. By the late-1 9th century Crompton had
and its surroundings have provided evidence of ancient British and emerged as a densely populated mill town. Forty-eight cotton mills-some
Anglian activity in the area. During the Middle Ages. Crompton formed a of the largest in the United Kingdom-have been recorded as existing in the
small township of scattered woods, farmsteads, moorland. and swamp area. At its spinning zenith, as a result of an interwar economic boom
SWAGGER
DESIGNER MENSWEAR
Bringing a ‘touch of
class’ to Shaw
Designer menswear at
affordable prices
Top Brands in Stock
71 Market Street, Shaw, Oldham. OL2 8NP
Tel: 01706 882999
R. BRADBURY
Family Butchers
Located conveniently in Shaw centre.
Catering prices on request.
Orders delivered.
6 Market Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8NH
Telephone: 01706 847434
www.aroundsaddleworth.co.uk
around SADDLEWORTH 37
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