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Demolition of Co-operative Society buildings, Stapleford

These were was originally part of Stapleford and Sandiacre Co-operative Society (flats were afterwards built at this location). From the 1770's many co-operative enterprises were tried throughout the length and breadth of the country. Many of these early ventures failed but in 1844 a group of hand loom weavers from Rochdale found the right combination and formed the 'Rochdale Equitable Pioneers So…