Rochdale Pioneers 150th Anniversary Celebrations

Scope and Content

The collection comprises correspondence, photographs, financial information and printed material

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection contains material created for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Rochdale Pioneers Equitable Co-operative Society in 1844, which is known as the first modern co-operative society. Various events took place in and around the town of Rochdale.


The collection has been catalogued in accordance with the original order in which the files were placed. The title of each file is the title given by the person who put the collection together. They are in alphabetical order within each file.

Access Information

Some material may be restricted due to the personal nature of the data it contains. Please contact the Archive

Acquisition Information

These items were collected by the Co-operative Union Library which now forms part of the National Co-operative Archive.

Other Finding Aids

There is a typed list of the collection

Archivist's Note

This description was compiled by Sophie Stewart, Assistant Archivist, May 2010


No further accruals are expected

Geographical Names