20 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.

10a1The Pioneers decide to purchase Joshua Hague’s earthenware stock that they have deliberated about for weeks. They will pay £3 2s for it, and the rest of the money owing is to be given as subscriptions to his account.

James Smithies is to purchase a treacle can, and Jesse Hall’s bill of eleven shillings and four pence for the check book will be paid.

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