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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 →

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 →

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 →

Dawley Day!

It was fabulous hot and sunny weather for Dawley Day as many of the Cinderloo1821 volunteers and visitors headed down to Dawley Park to the stall set up by Pete Jackson, Nobby Neat and Dennis Athersmith.  We had some large displays of the 1902 O.S map of the Dawley urban district with images of old... Continue Reading →

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