Keen historians are invited to learn about more about Rochdale’s past with the help of the experts on the town centre heritage trail this Saturday (May 5).
Walkers can find out all about what life was like in 19th century Rochdale during the free trail, which will be led by Blue Badge Guides and will take in the Town Hall, the Toad Lane Pioneers Museum and other historical gems.
The walks, which will start at Touchstones Rochdale and last approximately one hour, mark the launch of the Rochdale Town Centre Heritage Trail leaflets to celebrate the naming of Rochdale as the World Capital of Cooperatives.
This year is the International Year of the Cooperatives and Saturday’s walk is just one of a series of events which will be taking place throughout the borough in 2012 to mark Rochdale’s unique contribution to the world-wide Movement.
The walk starts at 2pm and anyone wishing to take part is asked to book first by phoning 01706 924 928 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.