Posts tagged ‘Oldham’

November 25, 2016

Gritty Gritty Bang Bang, Spready Mercury

by duncanr

gritterjust two of the suggestions Oldham council received when they asked the public to suggest a name for the town’s new Mitsubishi Fuso gritter

other suggestions included Gritty Garbo, Gritney Spears, and Usain Salt

if you think you can better these, you have until 30 Nov to submit your suggestion to the council –

November 21, 2015

The first brass monkey weather of winter

by NobblySan

Last night, it snowed here in the tropical paradise of Oldham-sur-mer.

This afternoon it was time for a walk, and for the dogs to enjoy themselves in what was left of the snow.

All very nice, I’m sure, but can it please now go away?




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October 1, 2014

Oldham Car Theft Foiled

by duncanr

52 yr old Deborah Smythe put up a stiff fight when a toerag tried to nick her car as she was about to park it outside her office in Oldham

the incident was caught on CCTV

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Full story here –

July 10, 2014

Evil Cow Sacked

by duncanr

dog and pieThere’s some nasty folk in this world

Folk that think it’s amusing to humiliate and poke fun at those less fortunate than themselves

July 20, 2012

Oldham Mystery

by duncanr

Lost something, sir ?

It’s enough to make Stickybud weep !

Dumped at the side of a road in Oldham, police found . . .

November 26, 2011

Asda Booze Thieves : Pair of Fuels

by duncanr

You get a special class of crook round Nobbly’s area – not very bright (must be something in the water?)

Back in June, two women robbed an Asda store of £400s worth of booze. They filled a trolley full of booze, left the store without paying, loaded the booze into the boot of their car, then realised they had no petrol and had to push their getaway car to a nearby Asda fuel pump

Mind you, if the criminals are none too bright in Oldham, the police are not much better. Despite the robbery and the fiasco with the getaway car being caught on CCTV, and the women’s faces clearly recognisable (not to mention their car), they were only apprehended when they tried to steal booze from another Asda store the same way again in October.

Source –

August 10, 2009

Eeee, by ‘eck – it makes yer proud.

by NobblySan


It’s not often that Oldham makes the national headlines.

So maybe we’ve had the odd race riot here and there over the past few years, and maybe some cigar-smoking tory prime minister, famous for being drunk, shooting strikers and being on the winning side in a world war, started his career here….. but it doesn’t happen often.

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