Various Subjects – 1889

by Charles Henry Stott

Charles Stott was my great, great-grandfather and he wrote a book which came down through the family, finally ending up with me. Many of the articles it contained were fascinating and now a part of social history. By reproducing the articles here means I can share with you a slice of life in the late 1800s.

The preface reads:

THE articles that are here reprinted, but not in the order they are given, were

“Written for the Oldham Express”

during the three years that the writer had the pleasure of contributing to that paper. The readers have made inquiries may now be pleased to see the writer’s name, which has been previously withheld, and some may regret that many other articles, that were contributed do not appear it is hoped, however, that those that are elected with be of interest to all who read them.



The book consists of 228 pages and some of the subjects covered are Social Clubs, The British and Foreign Bible Society, An Orthopaedic Hospital, A Children’s hospital, The Oldham Infirmary, Manchester Royal Jubilee Exhibition, The Italian Exhibition, Starvation Garner, Vegetarianism, and The Church Army.

A lot are of historical interest, which is why I wanted to share. Over the coming months, I will be adding more articles, and if you are subscriber, you will get them automatically but you can always come back to this page to see what is available.

Many of the articles it contains are fascinating because t is a social history of life in the late 1800s. The writing style is very different from today, and so is his outlook on society.

Some of the articles are discriminatory by today’s standards, but I have decided to post them just as they are, without tampering with his original words.

The Tall Men’s Club – coming soon
Henshaws Society For the Blind
The Oldham Infirmary
A Visit to Kersal Cell