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 →
Jean Atkin, poet and writer, joined us this week for the launch of the Heritage Schools training day for teachers (see separate post). During a 2 hour history walk around Horsehay, Doseley, Little Dawley and Lightmoor, Jean gathered thoughts and comments about the landscape and Cinderloo from the course participants to include in a collaborative... Continue Reading →
On Thursday 28th March, Cinderloo1821 teamed up with Martin Phillips of Historic England to launch the project into the Heritage Schools programme by hosting a training day for eight teachers from Telford primary schools at the Oak Tree Centre, Lightmoor. Andrew Howe, artist, and Jean Atkin, poet, helped lead a packed schedule of enjoyable and... Continue Reading →