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Rochdale

(rŏch`dāl), metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 97,282), NW England, located in the Manchester metropolitan area on the Roch River. The city's chief industry is the spinning and weaving of cotton and woolen yarns. Rayon, rubber, leather, and electrical equipment are also produced. The Rochdale Society of Equitable PioneersRochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers,
one of the first consumers' cooperatives, founded in 1844 in Rochdale, England, by 28 Lancashire weavers. Influenced by the theories of Robert Owen, they opened a grocery store that was so successful that they were able to establish a
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 was founded in 1844. There is a memorial to John BrightBright, John,
1811–89, British statesman and orator. He was the son of a Quaker cotton manufacturer in Lancashire. A founder (1839) of the Anti-Corn Law League, he rose to prominence on the strength of his formidable oratory against the corn laws.
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, who was born in Rochdale. The parish church of St. Chad dates from the 14th cent.

Rochdale

 

a city in Great Britain, in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (until 1974 in Lancashire). Situated on the Roch River at the foot of a western spur of the Pen-nines. Population, 210,000 (1976). The city is a center of cotton textile manufacture. Electrical equipment and textile machinery are also produced.

Rochdale

1. a town in NW England, in Rochdale unitary authority, Greater Manchester: former centre of the textile industry. Pop.: 95 769 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop.: 206 600 (2003 est.). Area: 159 sq. km (61 sq. miles)
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