The fact that Saddleworth has always existed as an isolated and independent
community may contribute to the widespread interest in its local history.
Considering its size, Saddleworth is fortunate to have an excellently maintained
local Museum and passionate self-awareness of its important heritage.
The Roman settlements at Castleshaw, Saddleworth’s agricultural and
industrial past, the cultural identity with traditional festivities
and customs, personal reminiscences and archives
of local families - all of these can be studied and discovered via
the museum, historical society and sourced at local libraries.
Saddleworth Historical Society
The Society's aims, publications, resources and activities
Telling the story of Saddleworth landscape, character and history