New road named after Suffragette Lydia Becker


A new road will be named after a pioneering Suffragist Lydia Becker 

Lydia Becker Way will provide access to the £100 million regeneration scheme at Broadway Green - more than 600,000 sq ft of employment space and up to 500 new homes.

The road honours the memory and work of Lydia whose family lived in Foxdenton Hall, off Foxdenton Lane.

Lydia Becker is remembered for founding and publishing the women's Suffrage Journal and she was also secretary of the Central Society for Women’s Suffrage in 1881.

The new link road includes the decommissioning of Crossley Bridge, the old railway bridge located north west of the San Rocco Restaurant, and the construction of a new signalised junction on Broadway.

This is a joint venture between Oldham Council and Foxdenton LLP.

The scheme should create 2,000 new jobs and could boost thr local economy by up to £4.6 million per annum.

The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.