A Tale of Two Elections 1820 and 2019

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 →

Bear Witness – The Lie of the Land

13:30-17:00, Sunday 20th October 2019, Wellington Library There will be another opportunity to see the new short film Bear Witness by Jill Impey and Andrew Howe at the Wellington Arts Festival, and learn more about the story of the Cinderloo Uprising, Shropshire’s Peterloo, which took place almost 200 years ago in Old Park, Dawley.  After brief... Continue Reading →

Skills and Enterprise

There couldn't have been a more appropriate place to start our community mapping project than the Skills and Enterprise Hub at Horsehay, located close to the original site of the Coalbrookdale Company Ironworks.  Abraham Darby II developed the ironworks in 1755 so that by the time the miners of the Cinderloo Uprising came to halt... Continue Reading →

Cinderloo Remembered: the film

Earlier this week on 8th April, a number of members went along to the Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Community Centre with the South Telford Labour Party for a double bill film night featuring a showing of Mike Leigh's recent "Peterloo" film.  After a brief talk about Cinderloo from Pete Jackson the audience were treated to a premiere of... Continue Reading →

Cinderloo poetry – writing together

Jean Atkin, poet and writer, joined us this week for the launch of the Heritage Schools training day for teachers (see separate post).  During a 2 hour history walk around Horsehay, Doseley, Little Dawley and Lightmoor, Jean gathered thoughts and comments about the landscape and Cinderloo from the course participants to include in a collaborative... Continue Reading →

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