Cinderloo 1821 is gathering together a range of resources to help raise awareness of the events of Cinderloo and its historical context. Some of these have been produced by ourselves and most of these are included in a specific section below for our educational programme of work in schools. Please return to this page as we continue to add further resources.
Relevant resources are listed below as links for downloading or to other websites:
The Dawley Heritage website hosts an excellent article by Paul Sherry and other related historical information.
We believe the most authoritative writing about Cinderloo is Ian Thomas’ 2004 dissertation which you can download here:
The contemporary newspaper reports provide a fascinating insight into the unfolding drama. You can download transcripts here:
04 SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE 2.2.1821
05 SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE 9.2.1821
06 SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE 23.3.1821
07 SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE 30.3.1821
08 SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE 6.4.1821
09 SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE 13.4.1821
An excellent essay putting Cinderloo in the context of other protests in the period 1750-185 was written for Cinderloo 1821 by James Parker:
Protests, Riots Strikes and Insurrection in Britain, 1750-1850
Additional Resources for Schools
Introduction to the events of the Cinderloo Uprising and background study notes:
Summary of characters known to have been involved in the events as recorded in contemporary newspaper reports:
Materials for role play scenario activities and for debating the use of violence by the Shropshire Yeomanry:
Extracts from newspaper reports in the Salopian Journal and Shrewsbury Chronicle of 1821:
Cinderloo 1821 will be organising a series of walks exploring the routes that the protesters took in 1821, from which we will build up a map incorporating information and responses from the local communities. There are already excellent heritage trails for self-guided exploration which can be found here:
Produced by former Granville Colliery Miner’s, Malcolm Peel, Cliff Hewitt and Stewart Braddock The Miner’s Walk is a 5.4 mile accessible circular heritage trail travelling through past industrial sites which connect to past and present transport links and communities. Funded by National Lottery Sharing Heritage this work has involved a 12 month community programme of events, training, voluntary and partnership support. Picking up five communities: – St Georges, Oakengates, Mumpton Hill / Snedshill, Dark Lane Village (now Telford Town Centre and Hollinswood) and Priorslee, volunteers have identified over 60 heritage sites throughout the area.
Other useful sites for researching historical information relevant to Cinderloo:
The Wrekin Local Studies Forum
Friends of Shropshire Archives
Shropshire Family History Society
Shropshire History This website also has particularly good information about mining in Shropshire.
Dr Katrina Navickas’ Protest History website includes superb historical background material also included in her book “Protest and the Politics of Place and Space 1789 – 1848”
The Peterloo Massacre of 1819 was the most significant of many other protests and uprisings in the UK in the years leading up to the Cinderloo Uprising. There is a wealth of information about the event:
The Peterloo1819 website set up to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the event.
Peterloo Massacre Memorial Campaign
Dr Katrina Navickas’ website A History of Public Space includes an excellent interactive map of Peterloo.
A graphic novel of Peterloo downloadable free for schools from the Age of Revolution project which has various other education resources for schools including timelines, object collections and subject themes.