ORIGINS - ROCHDALE (1844)
THE HOME OF THE CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT AND THE ROCHDALE PIONEERS
The Altberg story begins with Mr William Shepherd of Rochdale.
Rochdale is the home of the co-operative movement founded in 1844 by the Rochdale pioneers. The original co-op building where the pioneers first established the Co-op can still be seen at Toad Lane in Rochdale. It is now a museum, and it is well worth a visit, especially if you are interested in working class social history, and what life was like at the turn of the century in the industrial mill towns of the north-west of England.
The museum is open every Wednesday and every other Saturday - check their website before going.
The Original Founders Coop Rochdale 1844
34 Toad Lane - Rochdale