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The Rochdale Pioneers Film Showing

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14 Langney Road

Eastbourne

BN21 3EU

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The Rochdale Pioneers is an inspiring true story that tells how ordinary Lancashire folk struggled to create the foundation of the modern co-operative movement…

William Cooper, his new wife Betty and best friend Samuel Ashworth are three young people fighting for their future. At a meeting in The Weavers' Arms Cooper and Ashworth join the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers led by Charles Howarth, Miles Ashworth, James Smithies, John Holt and James Daly.

Cooper, his new wife Betty and best friend Samuel Ashworth are three young people fighting for their future. At a meeting in The Weavers' Arms Cooper and Ashworth join the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers led by Charles Howarth, Miles Ashworth, James Smithies, John Holt and James Daly.

The Rochdale Pioneers propose opening a shop that is run by co-operation; an endeavor that has at its heart the interests of the community. They forge a set of principles by which the business must be run.

Butterworth, a private shop owner, vehemently dejects local wholesalers from trading with The Pioneers, threatening to sever business if they strike a deal. One such wholesaler, Leach, forms an allegiance with Butterworth in a bid to bring down the co-operative movement....

'The Rochdale Pioneers' was commissioned by The Co-operative Group and produced by The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy (BYFA). It was released in 2012.

This showing is being staged FREE by the East Sussex Branch of the Co-operative Party- the political voice of the Co-operative Movement.

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