Latest news from the Cinderloo project - June 2019
Cinderloo 1821 the group established to commemorate the battle that took place in 1821 when 3 colliers died fighting against the harsh conditions that they were required to work in are extending their campaign to link with other groups who would like to see these conditions recognised
In a significant breakthrough for the Cinderloo 1821 project, local historian and ex-miner Malcolm Peel has identified the burial places for the 3 men who died in the Battle of Cinderloo with further evidence indicating where they lived and their personal circumstances.
The meeting was opened by Pete Jackson and the 36 people present introduced themselves and explained their interest in the project. Apologies were received from Cllr Shaun Davies, Georgina Grant (IGMT) and Edward Thomas from Wrekin Housing Trust, Louise Bremner, Andrew Naylor, Dave Auger, Kate Barnes, Amanda Hillier, Concepta Cassar and Jean Aitkin Annual report... Continue Reading →
Campaign for new Telford railway footbridge to be called the Cinderloo Bridge
The Annual General Meeting of Cinderloo 1821 will be held at Elephant and Castle Dawley on 21st February 2019 starting at 7pm Please send apologies and suggestions for the agenda to Cinderloo@gmail.com Agenda Note of meeting held February 2018 Report on first year’s activity and plans for 2019 Pete Jackson and Andrew Howe Accounts update from Treasurer... Continue Reading →
The following article compiled by Malcolm Peel has relied on facts from the Salopian Journal dated Wednesday March 28th, 1821, which gave the account of the trial. Several witnesses were called, including a twelve-year-old boy from Pain’s Lane. (St. Georges). A Mr. Pearson stated the case to the Jury. He said, “the iron trade having... Continue Reading →
With Telford celebrating its 50th anniversary a new community group has been set up to commemorate an event that took place in the town nearly 200 years ago. Cinderloo1821 believes we need to look back further to understand the geography, culture and politics of the communities that form the heart of the new town today,... Continue Reading →