19 June 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.


This week, the Pioneers set up an official system for disposing of shares. Anyone living within three miles of the meeting place must appear in person before the board and give notice that they intend to sell their shares. They must write a letter giving notice if they live further than three miles away.

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