With protests in the news as government brings forward proposals to restrict people’s rights to make their voices heard Cinderloo is beginning to put the finishing touches to a public event in Telford to explore the links between the events 200 years ago with those taking place today. We need your voices to help us... Continue Reading →
This latest postcard in our series comes from John Miles Smith in the United States. The author has responded to the criticism of his earlier postcard by providing a new version to better explain his viewpoint. Cinderloo can provide a perspective on current events involving the ill-treatment of workers or other people. Dialogue over such... Continue Reading →
Account of the riots and routes taken by the marchers on 1st and 2nd February 1821 taken from the contemporary newspaper accounts of Cinderloo
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 →
Oliver the Spy on the right Dear Tom A word of warning to you! Watch out for strangers with talk of plans for insurrection elsewhere and money to buy the lads a drink, especially those who get accepted, encourage action then disappear for a while. Check up on them through your known and trusted correspondents.... Continue Reading →
Just so you know the Shrewsbury Chronicle and other newspaper publishers have come up with a new idea which will come to be known as ‘fake news’ in years to come. It basically means they will make fantastical stories up to discredit your good cause in the expectation that people who don’t know any better will believe them.
The colliers in Yorkshire are getting organised. The bosses don’t like it. 8000 of us marched through Leeds last week. The press are telling lies about our wages! Keep organising Tom!
Dear Tom “Revolution in France, mobs rioting around the country, yeomanry being established to quell uprisings, laws being used to send rebels to prison, look out Dawley, workers are getting organised!” David
Do you want to help tell the story of Cinderloo? Write a short blog telling the stories of the social and political events that led to Cinderloo and their impact on the people and places we now call Telford In his book ‘The Industrial Revolution in Shropshire’ Barrie Trinder provides the narrative that Telford new... Continue Reading →