Love for Oldham all the way from New Zealand

Date published: 04 June 2020

To the editor,

Last year my wife Pam and I visited her Aunt in Lees.

I am a New Zealander. This morning, on our breakfast TV, a celebrated broadcaster from England, Noel Edmonds, was extolling his love for his new home in NZ.

I reciprocate my love for Oldham. My greatgrandparents came to NZ from there.

In 1959, Pam came from Oldham to befriend & marry me. Last year, before Covid-19, we came on holiday.

The picture shows why I adore the special beauty you may not recognize as I do.

It shows my wife chatting with her Aunt at the Lees bus stop. The classic background you see, shows a scene that a NZ poet would relish.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What a special place is Oldham.


Grant Limpus

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