About Rochdale & Heywood

In the foothills of the Pennines you can find Rochdale, a former mill town in Great Manchester. During the 19th Century Rochdale was the main town for textiles manufacturing, predominantly cotton. Its history dates back to the Domesday Book, where it is described as Recedham. Rochdale as a town was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1856 and today is largely a residential town with a spectacular town hall which is a Grade One listed building. The town has a population of around 96,000, but the population of the whole borough of Rochdale is fast approaching 207,000. Rochdale has some great Motorway links to both the M62 and M60 whilst the train lines link with Manchester and Leeds as well as the new tram system.

Heywood, a mill town that thrived during the industrial revolution, now with a population of around 30,000 benefits from the connection with junction 19 of the M62 motorway, providing transport links to the large distribution parks south of the town. Heywood merged to become part of Rochdale in 1974. When in Rochdale and Heywood you can enjoy a walk in the beautiful open countryside, country parks, along the canal or around the many lakes, reservoirs and river roch.

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