A history of Rochdale from early times to the turn of the 21st century. With John Cole, Richard Catlow and Nick Wilding.
This year is the Rochdale Pioneers celebrates the 170th anniversary. Find out all about the 28 original Pioneers, create a Pioneer peg doll, dress up as a Victorian Pioneer outfit and have a great day out.
Clog Dancers performing a traditional dance locally.
Rochdale Mummers are best known for their antics around New Year. They came around the houses and “mummed” for small change (for charity)
Britannia Coconut Dancers are one of the few traditional dance teams still performing the Rochdale Coconut Dance.
Britannia Coconutters keeping up our near forgotten tradition.
Coconut Dancers, they have been part of our local heritage since time immemorial, how many remember seeing them?
Rochdale Coconut Dance
Performed by Bellowhead at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2010. Rochdale Coconut Dance was traditionally performed at Rush Bearing Festivals around this area.
Using recyclable materials, you will create a co-op design using the art of mosaic. Take inspiration from the objects around the museum and have a great day out to keep the kids learning in a fun way.
Heywood but can you make out the monkey in the coat of arms?
Explore the Past, Present & Future of the co-op movement and design bunting that will tell a story.
I was lucky enough to have a sneak preview of the inside of St Edmunds Church, Falinge, Rochdale. Here is a short clip.