Oldham is a large town situated at the foot of the Pennines, to the north east of Manchester in the North West of England. Hire a car from Oldham and explore the rich industrial history, stemming from a rise to prominence during the 19th century as an international centre for textile manufacture. It established itself as the world's most productive cotton spinning mill town at the height of Britain's industrial revolution. Oldham's rich industrial heritage is still visible on its streets today through the surviving cotton mills, many of which have been converted for residential or retail use.