12 September 1844

2014 marks the 170th anniversary of the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society.  To celebrate this special anniversary the Pioneers 170 blog will guide you through the Pioneers’ first year.

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Last week’s absentees, James Holt and William Walker, have their fines rescinded at this meeting. There is no information as to why – possibly they had given valid reasons for their absences. The society also gains another new candidate, William Mallalieu. It is agreed that the rules of the society will be sent to a barrister so that they can be legally recognised. Such decisions show how seriously the Pioneers took the formation of their society.

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You can also find out about the Pioneers 170 Christmas Celebration on Wednesday 17 December 2014