Heritage Schools

On Thursday 28th March, Cinderloo1821 teamed up with Martin Phillips of Historic England to launch the project into the Heritage Schools programme by hosting a training day for eight teachers from Telford primary schools at the Oak Tree Centre, Lightmoor.  Andrew Howe, artist, and Jean Atkin, poet, helped lead a packed schedule of enjoyable and... Continue Reading →

The Cinderloo Trail

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. There's a great review of the walk on Pete Jackson's blog here. Here is a selection of photos from the... Continue Reading →

Mapping Cinderloo Communities

Cinderloo1821 is delighted to announce that it will be working in partnership with the Wrekin Housing Trust, the Telford Memories Facebook page and local history groups of the Wrekin Local Studies Forum to identify and celebrate the communities through which the protesting colliers would have passed 200 years ago on the way to the battle... Continue Reading →

Attention!

The Cinderloo project and the story of the events of 1821 have been grabbing the attention of local media.  Last night (Sunday 17th February) Dawley band, Savannah were invited to perform three songs live on the Genevieve Tudor Folk Show on BBC Radio Shropshire.  This included their song "We've had enough" about the Cinderloo Uprising.... Continue Reading →

New Year Dérive

In the quiet, dark days in between Christmas and New Year, an unruly mob gathered at the top of Dawley High Street ready for a 6 mile walk along the Heritage Trail. In Rebecca Solnit’s “Field Guide to Getting Lost”, she starts with a quote from Meno: “That thing the nature of which is totally... Continue Reading →

Lawley and Overdale History Day

Andrew Naylor unveiled our new Cinderloo banner for the first time at the Lawley and Overdale Local History Day at Lawley Community Centre.  There are a stack of leaflets to look out for too with information about the project and how to get involved. The banner and leaflet were designed by Tim Willis, and feature... Continue Reading →

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