Go Cheapway to… Rochdale

An alternative way to explore the Lancashire town

Seven Sisters Flats, Rochdale
Seven Sisters Flats and Touchstones Museum from Broadfield Park.

A lot of bad press has been made about Rochdale’s lack of shops, particularly how the closure of its McDonalds was played upon as part of its town’s failings. It is true that the Wheatsheaf Centre and its market has lost trade to Bury. The big picture lies within the prosperity of the town itself, which along with nearby Ashton-under-Lyne and Oldham, has been dealt a bad rack by present company in Westminster.

For the purpose of this post, I shall put the politicking over to one side and dare to defend the indefensible about Rochdale. You might be surprised.
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