The site of the museum at 31 Toad Lane was where the ‘Pioneers’, 28 working people opened a co-operative store on the 21st December, 1844.
The shop sold fairly priced, good quality food during very hard times.
This was social enterprise in action; a chance for local people to become equal members in a revolution that spread all over the world.
Ralph Ratty is our new friend at Rochdale Pioneer’s Museum. He is new to the world of co-operation, and is willing to learn! He is going to be helping us out with lots of exciting projects and events over the next few months. Look out for him on our social media pages for more…