Postcard from Leeds

The colliers in Yorkshire are getting organised. The bosses don’t like it. 8000 of us marched through Leeds last week. The press are telling lies about our wages! Keep organising Tom!

Post cards from Cinderloo

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 →

The Annual General Meeting of Cinderloo 1821 20th February 2020 – 7.15 Elephant and Castle, Dawley

The Annual General Meeting of Cinderloo 1821 will be held at Elephant and Castle Dawley on 20st February 2020 starting at 7.15pm Please send apologies and additions to the agenda to Cinderloo@gmail.com Agenda Minutes of meeting held 21st February 2019Report on first year’s activity and plans for 2020 Pete Jackson and Andrew HoweTo include presentation on the... Continue Reading →

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 →

Telford Slags

Telford has more old slags than anywhere else in the world. As the birthplace of the industrial revolution it is not surprising that the area that is now Telford has a large repository of historical slag. Slag is the waste product left behind from the smelting of iron, and in Telford, it’s everywhere. The slag... Continue Reading →

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