Drill Hall Rifle Street, Oldham UK - Derelict Manchester:

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Monday 13 May 2024

Drill Hall Rifle Street, Oldham UK


Constructed in 1897, the Old Drill Hall on Rifle Street in Oldham's St. Mary's district served as a significant training facility for local volunteer forces. The building's distinctive castellated Gothic facade reflected the prevalent architectural style of the era and potentially embodied notions of martial prowess.  Following the establishment of the Territorial Army in 1908, the Drill Hall continued to be a focal point for military training in Oldham until its closure in 1998. The reasons for the Drill Hall's final closure in 2002 warrant further investigation, potentially reflecting broader trends in national defense policy or local economic factors... click here  also thanks to Chris who found the site 

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