Rochdale

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Rochdale is a town in Greater Manchester, England, at the foothills of the South Pennines on the River Roch, 5.3 mi northwest of Oldham and 9.8 mi northeast of Manchester.wikipedia
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Oldham

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Rochdale is a town in Greater Manchester, England, at the foothills of the South Pennines on the River Roch, 5.3 mi northwest of Oldham and 9.8 mi northeast of Manchester.
Oldham is a town in Greater Manchester, England, amid the Pennines and between the rivers Irk and Medlock, 5.3 mi southeast of Rochdale and 6.9 mi northeast of Manchester.

Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale

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It is the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, which had a population of 211,699 in 2011. The municipal boroughs of Middleton and Heywood and Littleborough, Milnrow and Wardle urban districts are now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, one of the ten metropolitan boroughs in Greater Manchester.
It is named after its largest town, Rochdale, but spans a far larger area which includes the towns of Middleton, Heywood, Littleborough and Milnrow, and the village of Wardle.

Lancashire

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Historically part of Lancashire, Rochdale's recorded history begins with an entry in the Domesday Book of 1086 under
Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Colne, Darwen, Manchester, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale and Wigan were major cotton mill towns during this time.

Greater Manchester

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Rochdale is a town in Greater Manchester, England, at the foothills of the South Pennines on the River Roch, 5.3 mi northwest of Oldham and 9.8 mi northeast of Manchester. The municipal boroughs of Middleton and Heywood and Littleborough, Milnrow and Wardle urban districts are now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, one of the ten metropolitan boroughs in Greater Manchester.
Salfordshire encompassed several parishes and townships, some of which, like Rochdale, were important market towns and centres of England's woollen trade.

River Roch

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Rochdale is a town in Greater Manchester, England, at the foothills of the South Pennines on the River Roch, 5.3 mi northwest of Oldham and 9.8 mi northeast of Manchester.
The River Roch is a river in Greater Manchester in North West England, a tributary of the River Irwell, that gives Rochdale its name.

Rochdale Canal

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The Rochdale Canal—one of the major navigable broad canals of the United Kingdom—was a highway of commerce during this time used for the haulage of cotton, wool and coal to and from the area.
Its name refers to the town of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, through which it passes.

Rochdale Town Hall

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Rochdale Town Hall—a Grade I listed building—dates from 1871 and is one of the United Kingdom's finest examples of Victorian Gothic revival architecture.
Rochdale Town Hall is a Victorian-era municipal building in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England.

Mill town

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Rochdale rose to prominence in the 19th century as a mill town and centre for textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.

Rochdale Principles

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The Rochdale Principles, the set of ideals which underpinned the society, are still used, in updated form, by the International Co-operative Alliance.
They were first set out in 1844 by the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in Rochdale, England and have formed the basis for the principles on which co-operatives around the world continue to operate.

Castleton, Greater Manchester

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The castle that Castleton is named after, and of which no trace remains, was one of twelve Saxon forts possibly destroyed in frequent conflicts that occurred between the Saxons and Danes during the 10th and 11th centuries. The ancient ecclesiastical parish of Rochdale was divided into four townships: Butterworth, Castleton, Hundersfield and Spotland.
Castleton is an area of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, 1.2 mi south-southwest of Rochdale town centre and 8 mi north-northeast of the city of Manchester.

Waterloo Road (TV series)

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The first seven series of the BBC school drama Waterloo Road were set in Rochdale between 2006 and 2012, and filmed on location at the former Hilltop Primary School in Kirkholt, which closed in July 2003.
The school was set in Rochdale, England from series one until the end of series seven, and from the beginning of series eight until the end of the show in series ten, the school was set in Greenock, Scotland.

Lord Byron

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John Byron bought the manor in 1638 and it was sold by the poet, Lord Byron, in 1823, to the Deardens, who hold the title.
When Byron's great-uncle, the "wicked" Lord Byron, died on 21 May 1798, the 10-year-old boy became the sixth Baron Byron of Rochdale and inherited the ancestral home, Newstead Abbey, in Nottinghamshire.

Rochdale child sex abuse ring

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The Rochdale child sex abuse ring consisted of the organised child sexual abuse that occurred from 2003 until 2009 and the failure of local authorities to act on reports of the abuse until 2014.
The Rochdale child sex abuse ring involved underage teenage girls in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England.

John Bright

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The reformer and Member of Parliament, John Bright (1811–1889), was born in Rochdale and gained a reputation as a leader of political dissent and supporter of the Anti-Corn Law League.
Bright was born at Greenbank, Rochdale, in Lancashire, England—one of the early centres of the Industrial Revolution.

Sara Rowbotham

Attempts by Rochdale Crisis Intervention Team co-ordinator for the NHS, Sara Rowbotham to alert police and authorities to "patterns of sexual abuse" were ignored.
Sara Rowbotham is a councillor in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, representing North Middleton.

Spotland

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The ancient ecclesiastical parish of Rochdale was divided into four townships: Butterworth, Castleton, Hundersfield and Spotland.
Spotland is a district of Rochdale in Greater Manchester, England.

County Borough of Rochdale

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When the administrative county of Lancashire was created by the Local Government Act 1888, Rochdale was elevated to become the County Borough of Rochdale and was, in modern terms, a unitary authority area exempt from the administration of Lancashire County Council.
Rochdale was, from 1856 to 1974, a local government district coterminate with the town of Rochdale in the northwest of England.

Baron Street drill hall, Rochdale

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The Baron Street drill hall opened in around 1865.
The Baron Street drill hall is a former military installation in Rochdale, England.

Middleton, Greater Manchester

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The municipal boroughs of Middleton and Heywood and Littleborough, Milnrow and Wardle urban districts are now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, one of the ten metropolitan boroughs in Greater Manchester.
Middleton is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, on the River Irk 5 mi southwest of Rochdale and 4.4 mi northeast of Manchester city centre.

History of the cooperative movement

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Rochdale is the birthplace of the modern Co-operative Movement, to which more than one billion people worldwide belonged in 2012.
The Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers was a group of 10 weavers and 20 others in Rochdale, England, that was formed in 1844.

Milnrow

The municipal boroughs of Middleton and Heywood and Littleborough, Milnrow and Wardle urban districts are now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, one of the ten metropolitan boroughs in Greater Manchester.
It lies on the River Beal at the foothills of the South Pennines, and forms a continuous urban area with Rochdale.

Honour of Clitheroe

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Before 1212 Henry II granted the manor to Roger de Lacy whose family retained it as part of the Honour of Clitheroe until it passed to the Dukes of Lancaster by marriage and then by 1399 to the Crown.
In 1205, Roger de Lacy purchased the barony of Penwortham and by 1212, he had added the manor of Rochdale.

Heywood, Greater Manchester

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The municipal boroughs of Middleton and Heywood and Littleborough, Milnrow and Wardle urban districts are now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, one of the ten metropolitan boroughs in Greater Manchester.
The town lies on the south bank of the River Roch, 2.4 mi east of Bury, 3.7 mi west-southwest of Rochdale, and 7.4 mi north of Manchester.

Littleborough, Greater Manchester

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The municipal boroughs of Middleton and Heywood and Littleborough, Milnrow and Wardle urban districts are now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, one of the ten metropolitan boroughs in Greater Manchester.
It is located in the upper Roch Valley by the foothills of the South Pennines, 3 mi northeast of Rochdale and 12.6 mi north-northeast of Manchester; Milnrow and the M62 motorway are to the south, and the rural uplands of Blackstone Edge are to the east.

Thornham, Greater Manchester

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In 1900 most of Castleton Urban District was added to the borough; this urban district included parts of Castleton, Hopwood and Thornham townships.
Thornham is a suburban area straddling Middleton, Royton and Rochdale in Greater Manchester, England.