On 23rd March, Cinderloo1821 was delighted to host members of the Battlefields Trust for a walk around the outskirts of Telford investigating historical evidence that might point to where the battle of Cinderloo took place.
James Parker of the Battlefields Trust
A view over Colliers Row, Old Park, kindly taken by Ed Thomas from the Wrekin Housing Trust
There’s a great review of the walk on Pete Jackson’s blog here.
Here is a selection of photos from the walk:
The pool in Old Park
Landscape near the Forge Retail Park suggestive of the old slag mounds
Giant Horsetail – a prehistoric survivor that your really don’t want in your garden
In 1820, Thomas Telford, County Surveyor of Shropshire, was elected president of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a position held for 14 years until his death
Gathering at the Cinderloo Bridge
“Oh the Ironmasters, they always get their way!”
Evidence of iron from the Spout Pitmound
A tree that was once left marooned surrounded by open cast mining in the 1970s
Great walk on the day and LOLHG will be happy to help with the development of the Trail and any support we can.
Thanks Darren, we’ll keep talking about the Trail and links to other walks