The Museum's biggest event of the year - our Summer Family Open Day - took place in fine weather on 3rd June. Large crowds flocked to Maclure Road to enjoy the special attractions including funfair, mini fire engine rides. modern fire appliance from Rochdale Fire Station and the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service dogs. Younger visitors enjoyed dressing in firefighter uiniforms, having a go at the fire hose and making sand art pictures. The event was opened by Blackpool's official Town Crier, Barry McQueen. With a hot dog and an ice cream what better way to spend a Sunday in Rochdale ?