Oldham was a gold mining community in the 1930s and 40s. It is located about 2.5 km from the local town of Enfield. Oldham was a place for travellers to stop while en route from the Guysbrough Rd to Enfield, Halifax, and other surrounding areas. The family name Cole is prominent in the community with many other family names such as Whidden, Chaplin,Graham, Miuse, McPhail,Dowell, Dunfords, Publicover, Browns, Reeves, and Whites. Many families are related to each other and Oldham is a tight-knit community. Baseball and hockey were also games that the kids would play on the dirt road and in the fields.