3 April 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.

10a3The Pioneers resolve this week that the expense incurred in fitting the shop out for business shall be distributed over the whole rental period of three years.

They are also branching out in their stock choices: Charles Howarth is charged with procuring a licence for the next quarter so that the Pioneers can sell tea and tobacco at their store.

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