Rochdale is a Pennine mill town made prosperous by wool and later cotton spinning, famous for the Co-operative Movement started in 1844 by a group of Rochdale working men. Birthplace of John Bright (Corn Law opponent) and more recently Gracie Fields. A Pennine mill town made prosperous by wool and later cotton spinning, famous for the Co-operative Movement started in 1844 by a group of Rochdale working men. Birthplace of John Bright (Corn Law opponent) and more recently Gracie Fields.
The spacious town centre is dominated by a magnificent Victorian Gothic town hall, which is fronted by the broad esplanade with beautiful gardens and parkland to the front, side and rear. The medieval Church of St Chad is only a short distance away as is Touchstones, a vibrant new arts and heritage centre. The centre of the town is only 10 minutes from the M62.
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Information and news on current government projects in departments such as Health and Social Care, Environment, and Leisure and Culture. Search for jobs and businesses, view applications, make payments and report problems online.
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A selection of articles based on the local history of Rochdale, personal accounts of growing up in the area, and an expansive archive of historical photographs.
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Rochdale Swimming Club is a friendly club aiming to promote and encourage the sport of competitive swimming. Find information on swimming leagues, local galas and other social events.
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Current news, sport and features from Rochdale. With employment, property and business directories and a diary of local events.
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Birch Radio Rochdale provide a range of radio programmes to patients at Springhill Hospice, Rochdale Infirmary and Birch Hill Hospital. Listen to live radio online, find out about current radio programmes and DJs, get local news updates and use the What's On guide to find forthcoming music events.
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