The People’s history of Telford #TouchTelford

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.

Farewell Tom

On Wednesday evening 7th April 2021, it was the 200th anniversary of the hanging of Thomas Palin at the Dana Prison, Shrewsbury for felonious riot and his part in the Cinderloo Uprising in Dawley in February of 1821. To commemorate this, a small socially distanced team of Pete Jackson, Dave Jackson, Andrew Howe and Linda... Continue Reading →

A New Year message from Cinderloo 1821

Dear all Shropshire and Telford Trades Council banner Well 2021 has finally arrived and the 200th anniversary of the battle of Cinderloo depicted on the Shropshire and Telford Trades Council banner occurs on 2nd February 2021. Cinderloo 1821 our  community group set up to commemorate the events has several activities arranged through out 2021 to celebrate... Continue Reading →

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