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175 years of Co-operation in Rochdale: Celebration at 31 Toad Lane

21 December 2019

Saturday 21 December 2019
4pm - 7pm

Rochdale Pioneers Museum
31 Toad Lane
OL12 0NU


On Saturday 21 December 1844, the Rochdale Pioneers first opened their shop to the community, selling pure foods at affordable prices just before Christmas during a period of mass unemployment and hardship.

Join the staff and supporters of the Co-operative Heritage Trust in marking the 175th year since the modern movement began in Rochdale. An evening opening exactly 175 years since the first opening night, just before Christmas in 1844.

Music from Littleborough and Wardle Brass Band, drinks and festive treats as well as an opportunity to get closer to the Pioneers through access to records from our collections.

This event does not require booking and is FREE / suitable for all ages.

Entry fee: Free

Contact: Rochdale Pioneers Museum
01706 524920

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