Thanks to everyone who attended or sent apologies to our Cinderloo 1821 AGM yesterday held 11th February at our exhibition at the museum of Iron. The meeting was chaired by Pete Jackson The 320 people who had visited the exhibition and commented on the quality and interest created by the project was noted and everyone... Continue Reading →
This weekend is the last chance for you to visit our exhibition at the Museum of Iron. Over 50 people have exhibited and contributed to the exhibition and over 300 people have visited who have been over whelming positive about the quality and content on show. We were pleased to welcome this week the Leader of Telford... Continue Reading →
Telford has a short history (53 years) but was built on a location whose history goes back to the beginnings of time. The custodians of our history have curated it most notably at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum and at the county archives in Shrewsbury. Their curation tells only part of the story and this project aims to tell the story from the ground beneath our feet upwards.
Dana Prison in Shrewsbury the scene of Tom's hanging - now a tourist attraction Dear TomIt is the 200th anniversary this Wednesday 7th April 2021 of your horrible death. We have written to the High Sherrif to ask for a posthumous pardon for you.We are all thinking about you.Will keep you posted on what she... Continue Reading →
With protests in the news as government brings forward proposals to restrict people’s rights to make their voices heard Cinderloo is beginning to put the finishing touches to a public event in Telford to explore the links between the events 200 years ago with those taking place today. We need your voices to help us... Continue Reading →
Oliver the Spy on the right Dear Tom A word of warning to you! Watch out for strangers with talk of plans for insurrection elsewhere and money to buy the lads a drink, especially those who get accepted, encourage action then disappear for a while. Check up on them through your known and trusted correspondents.... Continue Reading →
Do you want to help tell the story of Cinderloo? Write a short blog telling the stories of the social and political events that led to Cinderloo and their impact on the people and places we now call Telford In his book ‘The Industrial Revolution in Shropshire’ Barrie Trinder provides the narrative that Telford new... Continue Reading →
Cinderloo 1821 supporter Geoff Fordham looks back at the 1820 general election and some parallels with our current hustings. As we go through the agonies of yet another general election campaign, it’s worth reflecting on one that went before, when elections were, at least superficially, different from nowadays; yet somehow managed to display some surprising... Continue Reading →