Rochdale, England, United Kingdom


๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Rochdale is a large town in Greater Manchester, England, situated at the foothills of the South Pennines in the dale on the River Roch. It is the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale. Previously administered by Lancashire County Council, Rochdale is part of the historic county of Lancashire whilst being administered under the ceremonial county of Greater Manchester. Rochdale flourished into a centre of northern England's woollen trade, and by the early 18th century was described as being "remarkable for many wealthy merchants".

Rochdale rose to prominence in the 19th century as a mill town and centre for textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. It was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, and amongst the first industrialised towns. The Rochdale Canalโ€”one of the major navigable broad canals of the United Kingdomโ€”was a highway of commerce during this time used for the haulage of cotton, wool and coal to and from the area. The socio-economic change brought by the success of Rochdale's textile industry in the 19th century led to its rise to borough status and it remained a dominant settlement in its region. However, during the 20th century Rochdale's spinning capacity declined towards an eventual halt.

Rochdale is the birthplace of the modern Co-operative Movement, to which more than one billion people world-wide belonged in 2012. The Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society was founded in 1844 by 28 local residents as a response to the high cost and frequent adulteration of basic foodstuffs by shopkeepers at the time. The Pioneers were notable for combining the notion of the patronage dividend alongside investing trading surplus for member benefit, especially in education. The Rochdale Principles, the set of ideals which underpinned the society, are still used, in updated form, by the International Co-operative Alliance. The Rochdale Pioneers shop was the precursor to The Co-operative Group, the largest consumer co-operative in the world.

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Rochdale, England, United Kingdom 
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Rochdale has a population of over 211,699 people. Rochdale also forms one of the centres of the Greater Manchester metropolitan area which has a population of over 3,712,997 people. It is estimated there are around 4,050 businesses in Rochdale.

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Twin Towns - Sister Cities Rochdale has links with:

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Bielefeld, Germany ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Lviv, Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ Sahiwal, Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Starachowice, Poland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Tourcoing, France
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  • George Faulkner Armitage |

    ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Interior/Furniture Designer/Architect George Faulkner Armitage is associated with Rochdale. From 1914 to 1918 Armitage was Mayor of Altrigham.

  • William Henry Crossland |

    ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Architect William Henry Crossland is associated with Rochdale.

  • John Horner Hargreaves |

    ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Architect/Painter John Horner Hargreaves is associated with Rochdale. Between 1899 and 1902 he exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and the Royal Academy in London.

  • James Diggle Mould |

    ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Architrect James Diggle Mould is associated with Rochdale. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (FRIBA) in 1907.

Antipodal to Rochdale is: 177.822,-53.582

Antipodal to: Rochdale 177.822,-53.582

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Dunedin 170.474,-45.884 d: 19010.5  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Balclutha 169.75,-46.233 d: 19015.6  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Christchurch 172.617,-43.517 d: 18833  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Canterbury 171.58,-43.543 d: 18809.2  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Invercargill 168.373,-46.413 d: 18972.1  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Queenstown 168.658,-45.033 d: 18857.4  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Wellington 174.767,-41.283 d: 18628.8  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Hutt 174.917,-41.217 d: 18623.2  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Lower Hutt 174.917,-41.217 d: 18623.2  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Upper Hutt 175.05,-41.133 d: 18615.5  

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