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 →

Cinderloo – the before and afters

First in a series of blogs exploring the the events leading up to the battle of Cinderloo and the aftermath that reverberated the length and breath of the UK by Geoff Fordham "Cinderloo re-told" by Andrew Naylor 2018 In February of next year, we’ll be commemorating the 200th anniversary of Cinderloo, when yeomanry attacked a gathering... Continue Reading →

Cinderloo reset

With just 6 months to go till the 200th anniversary of the battle of Cinderloo the group set up to commemorate the events in 1821 have been reflecting on how to mark the events in 2021.The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on all aspects of community life and plans that Cinderloo 1821 had have been no... Continue Reading →

Cinderloo 1821- Minutes of Annual General Meeting held 20th February 2020

Welcome, introductions and apologies Pete Jackson opened the meeting and 24 people present introduced themselves, 14 apologies were received including from Andrew Naylor, Sue Taylor and Concepta Cassar  Note of meeting held 21st February 2019 The link to last year’s AGM minutes were provided at https://cinderloo.com/2019/02/22/minutes-of-agm-held-21st-february-2019-at-elephant-and-castle-dawley/ Notes agreed Partner updates and thanks The following partners... 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 →

Cinderloo press release

Cinderloo 1821 the community group set up to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Cinderloo is launching a public petition calling on Telford & Wrekin Council to include Cinderloo in the names being considered to for the Telford central railway bridge. On Saturday the group have a walk arranged as part of the... Continue Reading →

“Remember the dead – Fight for the living”

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

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