Making a triumphant return to our Top 10 in 2019 is Oldham. This Greater Manchester town may conjure up images of shaven headed gentlemen discussing the political issues of the day in a flat roof pub reminiscant of the one in the TV show ‘Shameless’, however the reality is only slightly different. Here’s what our contributors had to say:
I think Oldham was best summed up by a friend of mine who upon a visit to this fair town one day remarked, that the people of Oldham look as though the government has been performing nuclear testing in the area.
Once on [an Oldham bus] you may have to wait a while for the bus to set off, it’s common for the bus driver to have to remind at least one person that you cannot travel without paying.
If you want culture and sophistication, then one should look no further than Yorkshire street and the local shopping centres, where Sports Direct is the new Hugo Boss and TJ Hughes is the new Harrods.