- a borough of Greater Manchester, in N England: site of one of the earliest cooperative societies 1844.
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Outside the mill Rochdale offered opportunities which he readily took.
As he was so often absent, the business at Rochdale had to be entrusted to his brother.
Tom is a schoolmaster in Rochdale, and he and Will help to support their mother.Lizzie Leigh
Not far from Rochdale is a spot named "Kildanes," near Bamford.
The Manchester, Rochdale, and Burnley sites are too far from the seashore.
- a town in NW England, in Rochdale unitary authority, Greater Manchester: former centre of the textile industry. Pop: 95 769 (2001)
- a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 206 600 (2003 est). Area: 159 sq km (61 sq miles)