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 →
On a beautiful sunny Thursday evening last week, a large group of enthusiasts were treated to some riveting talks by a series of specialists in slag, iron industry, metal working and post-industrial ecology. Together they revealed a fascinating insight into some of the hidden aspects rarely discussed at the Blists Hill Victorian Town, part of... Continue Reading →
Earlier this month, Andrew Howe and Jill Impey of Participate Contemporary Artspace completed two enjoyable days of Cinderloo project work with some highly motivated and talented Year 5 and Year 6 pupils at Queenswood Primary School in Ketley Bank. On the first day, the pupils heard about the Cinderloo story and its links with the... Continue Reading →
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 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.
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 →