THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

oldham15016 January ~ Oldham's badge is The Awoken Owl. The Awoken Owl was known all around the Oldham area for being a very light sleeper and ill-tempered when roused from slumber during the day. Wordsworth, who often wandered these parts, probably makes reference to this owl in verse 42 of his poem Address To A Knot of Limestone Pavement near Todmorden: By turn and turn, to Oldham woods / Through frozen boughs, by moonlight dazzled / Here aloft an owl surveyed / Abrupt in nature, offish, frazzled. Read more

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