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Help us to name two new streets in Lower Falinge!

Can you help us to name our two new streets in Lower Falinge and recognise pioneering figures from Rochdale's co-operative past?

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We're proud to be a mutual housing society, and even prouder to develop brand new mutual homes in Rochdale town centre.

As part of our new development of affordable homes in Lower Falinge, two new streets will need names - and we'd like your help!

Working with our friends at the Pioneers Museum, we've identified three figures from Rochdale's co-operative history who do not currently have a street named after them - Eliza Brierley, David Brooks, and Melinda Greenwood. This includes two pioneering women who helped to lead the way for female co-operators in Rochdale and across the country.

We'd like you to take just a few moments to let us know below who you think the new streets should be named after - and we'll pass the results along to Rochdale Borough Council as our suggestions for the new street names. It'll only take a few seconds to vote and we're not asking for any personal data.

Eliza Brierley: Eliza was the first female member of the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society. She joined the co-operative in March 1846. Her dividend was her own property, as was her member's vote at a time when working class women had few rights. The co-operative principle of democracy gave women a voice at a local and national level long before women were allowed a Parliamentary vote!

David Brooks: David was one of the Rochdale Pioneers. He was a calico block printer and was originally from Ainsworth near Bury. As one of the first buyers for the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society, he went to Manchester to buy the first stock of butter, sugar, oatmeal, and flour.

Melinda Greenwood: Melinda was born in Rochdale, the daughter of one of the founding members of the Co-operative Wholesale Society. Melinda was instrumental in forming the Co-operative Women's Guild and was secretary of the Rochdale branch of the Guild. The Guild allowed women to meet in the evenings, to socialise, learn new skills, and to campaign for things like maternity pay, childcare, peace, the old age pension for single women as well the suffrage cause.

Have your say!

Who would you like to see the new streets named after? Please choose up to two names.

Please choose up to two names.

This survey will remain open until 23:59 on Sunday 13th February.

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