Historical Timeline



1500's

1565 - Rochdale Grammar School established


1600's

1610 - Clegg Hall built


1700's


1740 - Toad Lane School founded by Samuel Taylor
1762 - James Leach, the Lancashire composer, was born in Wardle
1784 - First Sunday School begun by James Hamilton, a tinplate worker
1789 - Moss School - or - Free English School endowed by John Hardman and built
1791 - First factory chimney erected in Rochdale
1795 - Bread riots in Rochdale