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The Rochdale Pioneers

  • Drama
  • Family
  • 2012
  • Adam Lee Hamilton
  • 57 mins
  • PG

Summary

The story is set in 1844 when a group of working-class people from the town of Rochdale came together to change the unfair society they were living in. Fed up with dishonest and corrupt shopkeepers selling poor quality products at high prices they decide to take matters into their own hands. By pooling the few resources they have, the group manage to get enough money together to open their own shop and pledge to only sell quality, unadulterated products, sharing the profits fairly with their customers. The shop is only small and stocks just a handful of products like butter, flour and sugar, but the idea itself is revolutionary and the way they do business is fundamentally different in its nature.

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Credits

Cast

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John HoltJohn Henshaw
Samuel AshworthJordan Dawes
William CooperAndrew London
Mill ClerkMichael Purcell
Mr. SmithRobert Maxfield
Betty CooperRachel Caffrey
Charles HowarthJack Baldwin
Miles AshworthEric Hulme
James DalyMatthew Stead
John ShackellBob Young

Crew

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DirectorAdam Lee Hamilton
DirectorJohn Montegrande
WriterJ.S. Papenbrock
ProducerKevin Atkinson
ComposerEd Watkins
Production designerJohn Eyre
Production designerRobin Heap

Details

Released on
2012-11-11
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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