To celebrate 100 years of the Co-operative Party, the East Sussex Branch will be presenting a FREE showing of the film "The Rochdale Pioneers" on Saturday 11th November, at the Curzon Cinema at 11.30am.
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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.
The Rochdale Pioneers propose opening a shop that is run by co-operation; an endeavour that has the interests of the community at its heart. They forge a set of principles by which the business must be run.
Butterworth, a private shop owner, vehemently deters 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.