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Preston to Rochdale

Michael Portillo continues his journey through the north west. He learns about the Preston Guild, and in Rochdale, discovers a pioneering movement for workers.

Michael Portillo continues his journey through the north west of England. He celebrates Victorian trade with the Preston Guild then heads to Rochdale, where he discovers a pioneering movement that helped improve the lot of working families. Michael follows in the tracks of swathes of 19th-century working people who made day trips from the industrial towns to Hebden Bridge to walk in the beautiful Calder Valley.

29 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Portillo
Series Producer Alison Kreps
Executive Producer John Comerford

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Steam Railways

Steam Railways

A collection of programmes from the BBC archives on the beauty of steam locomotives.