Farewell Tom

On Wednesday evening 7th April 2021, it was the 200th anniversary of the hanging of Thomas Palin at the Dana Prison, Shrewsbury for felonious riot and his part in the Cinderloo Uprising in Dawley in February of 1821. To commemorate this, a small socially distanced team of Pete Jackson, Dave Jackson, Andrew Howe and Linda McKeown gathered at the Dana Prison to witness a poignant light and sound performance created by Andy McKeown. We awaited suitably dark conditions, then after a friendly visit by the local constabulary, who seemed impressed, the show went on.

Listen carefully for the heartbeat, accompanying the stream of names found to be associated with the 11 men of Cinderloo by the family history research team. The names reduce down to the men shot, arrested and then condemned.

Light and sound projection created and performed live by Andy McKeown

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