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