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The Annual General Meeting of Cinderloo 1821 20th February 2020 – 7.15 Elephant and Castle, Dawley

The Annual General Meeting of Cinderloo 1821 will be held at Elephant and Castle Dawley on 20st February 2020 starting at 7.15pm Please send apologies and additions to the agenda to Cinderloo@gmail.com Agenda Minutes of meeting held 21st February 2019Report on first year’s activity and plans for 2020 Pete Jackson and Andrew HoweTo include presentation on the... Continue Reading →

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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 →

A Tale of Two Elections 1820 and 2019

Cinderloo 1821 supporter Geoff Fordham looks back at the 1820 general election and some parallels with our current hustings. As we go through the agonies of yet another general election campaign, it’s worth reflecting on one that went before, when elections were, at least superficially, different from nowadays; yet somehow managed to display some surprising... 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 →

Bear Witness – The Lie of the Land

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 →

A Misguided Tour of Blists Hill

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 →

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