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.
Account of the riots and routes taken by the marchers on 1st and 2nd February 1821 taken from the contemporary newspaper accounts of Cinderloo
On Saturday 13th July, Cinderloo 1821 teamed up with the St George's Community Group behind the Miners' Walk project to lead a heritage walk in St George's, Oakengates, Dark Lane and Priorslee as part of the Wrekin Local Studies Forum History on Foot series of walks. A wonderful group of around 50 people joined us... 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 →
Rough outline of route. The walk will start at 10am from the back of the Crown Inn next to the Oakengates bus station. The post code is TF2 6EA and there are public car parks in the vicinity. The route is approximately 5 miles, mainly on footpaths, there is one area where the ground is... Continue Reading →
It was fabulous hot and sunny weather for Dawley Day as many of the Cinderloo1821 volunteers and visitors headed down to Dawley Park to the stall set up by Pete Jackson, Nobby Neat and Dennis Athersmith. We had some large displays of the 1902 O.S map of the Dawley urban district with images of old... 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 →
Cinderloo1821 is delighted to announce that it will be working in partnership with the Wrekin Housing Trust, the Telford Memories Facebook page and local history groups of the Wrekin Local Studies Forum to identify and celebrate the communities through which the protesting colliers would have passed 200 years ago on the way to the battle... Continue Reading →