17 October 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.

03b (2)The organisation of General Meetings to be held on Sundays becomes regular over the next few meetings. This week’s is to be held at 3.30pm on October 20th, to examine the Cloth Hall premises with a view to basing the shop there. They decide to leave the discussion of a cap on the number of members in the society until the next meeting, and Robert Taylor is proposed as a candidate.

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