Failsworth is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, 3.7 miles (6.0 km) northeast of Manchester city centre and 2.9 miles (4.7 km) southwest of Oldham town centre. The orbital M60 motorway skirts Failsworth’s eastern boundary. The population at the 2011 census was 20,680.
Historically share of Lancashire, until the 19th century Failsworth was a small agricultural township aligned ecclesiastically considering the parish of Manchester. Farming was the main industry of this rural area, with locals supplementing their incomes by hand-loom weaving in the domestic system. The creation of textile build during the Industrial Revolution led to unintentional urbanisation and Failsworth became a mill town, marked architecturally by several large redbrick cotton mills.
Failsworth’s major landmark is the Failsworth Pole—a maypole which occupies the site of several former embassy poles. Daisy Nook is a country park at Failsworth’s southern boundary bearing in mind Droylsden.