17 March 1845

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.

09b3The Pioneers are passing new laws this week. They do not explain what these are, but the fact that they are making new laws shows that the Pioneers are never lazy or remiss, but are diligent in constantly trying to improve the society.

John Birtwistle and Joshua Hague become candidates and pay their shilling each. Isaac Leach (overlooker, Colhalge Houses) becomes a member.

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