The dramatic story of the Cinderloo Uprising took place almost 200 years ago in February 1821, when 3,000 miners, women and children marched in protest at proposed pay cuts and increasing poverty. They gathered at the cinderhills of Old Park (now the Telford Forge Retail Park), where the protest culminated in a pitched battle with the Shropshire Yeomanry. Two men were shot dead with many injured. One man, Thomas Palin, was hung that April for “felonious riot”.
Cinderloo1821 is a group of local historians, artists, writers and many other interested people who have gathered together to raise awareness of the event and commemorate it in a series of activities leading up to the 200th Anniversary in 2021. Read more about who we are and what we plan to do here.
We would love more people to learn about the Cinderloo Story and get involved.