To be totally honest, I didn't find the trip to Oldham particularly useful, it was all rather a waste of time in terms of my project. I expected there to be more pieces from the collection for us to see, but instead there was just rather a lot of commemorative hankies and two garments. It was interesting to see such old clothing up close, but sadly they didn't have any garments that linked directly to my project (although I did like the shape and fabric of the second one).
There was a few interesting things throughout the gallery, but I think I shall save them for another project perhaps. I liked these large scale banners and also the detail on these samplers.