In its heyday Oakamoor was a thriving village community, with a large factory in the middle, that produced copper cables.
There were also 3 schools, 3 public houses, 2 churches, a chapel, a butchers and general store. Countless clubs and societies thrived amongst its large population. Indeed, the locals used to travel from Oakamoor to Manchester or London on the railway that was situated down by the Island.
All this has now changed, the factory is no longer there, and the area is a large green recreation area, with a hint of the old factory evident amongst the trees, the railway line is now a very popular area for walkers, runners and riders of horses or mountain bikes.
Oakamoor now has just one junior school, village hall and The Cricketers Arms public house.