The Miners’ Walk

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 →

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 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 →

The Cinderloo Trail

On 23rd March, Cinderloo1821 was delighted to host members of the Battlefields Trust for a walk around the outskirts of Telford investigating historical evidence that might point to where the battle of Cinderloo took place. There's a great review of the walk on Pete Jackson's blog here. Here is a selection of photos from the... Continue Reading →

New Year Dérive

In the quiet, dark days in between Christmas and New Year, an unruly mob gathered at the top of Dawley High Street ready for a 6 mile walk along the Heritage Trail. In Rebecca Solnit’s “Field Guide to Getting Lost”, she starts with a quote from Meno: “That thing the nature of which is totally... Continue Reading →

On the Cinderloo trail

On 11th August 2018, as part of the Wrekin Local Studies Forum History on Foot series of walks, members of Cinderloo1821 linked up with the Lawley and Overdale History Group to explore the history of the area.  In addition to historical information provided by Darren Blackburn, there were poems read by Jean Atkin and Ted... Continue Reading →

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