Saturday, December 12, 2009
The foundation stone for Oldham Cottage was laid by the Hon. Mr. C.A. Souter, C.S.I., I.C.S., on 12th October 1935. It was originally built as a cottage for the smaller children in the age group of 6 to 8 years. However, it has now been converted into a cottage that houses 80 boys of Stds. VII, VIII and IX. The name of the cottage is another salute to the yeoman services performed by the Lancashire Committee in providing funds and staff to the Homes.
The cottage is situated very near to the School Flat. The cottage is equipped with an Aquaguard Purified Mineral Water System, Hi-Tech IFB Washing Machine and well cleaned and maintained surroundings as well as inside and outside toilets.
The children are looked after by a warden and matron. All the children are provided with spacious lockers and comfortable cots and mattresses. In the cottages, the students are taught to be honest and reliable characters. Gardening is an important part of the daily routine and Oldham cottage has a good garden. Apart from this the children have enough room round the cottage for their own games. They have a hot water boiler that provides a plentiful supply of water for bathing.
Oldham Master Cotton Spinners Association donated £. 500/- towards Building fund in 1913-1914.