Earlier this month, Andrew Howe and Jill Impey of Participate Contemporary Artspace completed two enjoyable days of Cinderloo project work with some highly motivated and talented Year 5 and Year 6 pupils at Queenswood Primary School in Ketley Bank. On the first day, the pupils heard about the Cinderloo story and its links with the... Continue Reading →
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 →
Rough outline of route. The walk will start at 10am from the back of the Crown Inn next to the Oakengates bus station. The post code is TF2 6EA and there are public car parks in the vicinity. The route is approximately 5 miles, mainly on footpaths, there is one area where the ground is... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 1821 the group established to commemorate the battle that took place in 1821 when 3 colliers died fighting against the harsh conditions that they were required to work in are extending their campaign to link with other groups who would like to see these conditions recognised
In a significant breakthrough for the Cinderloo 1821 project, local historian and ex-miner Malcolm Peel has identified the burial places for the 3 men who died in the Battle of Cinderloo with further evidence indicating where they lived and their personal circumstances.
Earlier this week on 8th April, a number of members went along to the Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Community Centre with the South Telford Labour Party for a double bill film night featuring a showing of Mike Leigh's recent "Peterloo" film. After a brief talk about Cinderloo from Pete Jackson the audience were treated to a premiere of... Continue Reading →