First Minute Book

Our dedicated volunteers have worked hard to transcribe the first minute book of the Rochdale Pioneers. Click here to view the transcribed first Minute Book.

You can see the original minute book on display at the Museum.

In 2014, to mark the 170th anniversary of the Rochdale Pioneers, the Rochdale Pioneers Museum ran a project called Pioneers170 in which we shared extracts from the first minute book throughout the year. Click here to visit the Pioneers170 page and view the extracts.

The second Minute Book, which is in the collection of Touchstones Rochdale, is currently being transcribed by volunteers and will be made available here in the future.