The exhibition was developed by the Oldham Hulme Grammar School voluntary archive team in 2011 to celebrate the foundation of Oldham's first grammar school 400 years earlier. The 62 information boards show the history of the old Grammar School and the early history of the Oldham Hulme Grammar School.
The exhibition was first displayed over the weekend of 1st and 2nd October 2011 in the Oldham Hulme Grammar School Assembly Hall where it received an excellent reception. The exhibition was again displayed in school on two occasions in 2012.
Part of the exhibition was hosted for six weeks in early 2013 by Gallery Oldham and for three weeks in summer 2013 by Saddleworth Museum.