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Cinderloo poetry – writing together

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 →

Heritage Schools

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 →

The Cinderloo Trail

On 23rd March, Cinderloo1821 was delighted to host members of the Battlefields Trust for a walk around the outskirts of Telford investigating historical evidence that might point to where the battle of Cinderloo took place. There's a great review of the walk on Pete Jackson's blog here. Here is a selection of photos from the... Continue Reading →

Mapping Cinderloo Communities

Cinderloo1821 is delighted to announce that it will be working in partnership with the Wrekin Housing Trust, the Telford Memories Facebook page and local history groups of the Wrekin Local Studies Forum to identify and celebrate the communities through which the protesting colliers would have passed 200 years ago on the way to the battle... Continue Reading →

Attention!

The Cinderloo project and the story of the events of 1821 have been grabbing the attention of local media.  Last night (Sunday 17th February) Dawley band, Savannah were invited to perform three songs live on the Genevieve Tudor Folk Show on BBC Radio Shropshire.  This included their song "We've had enough" about the Cinderloo Uprising.... Continue Reading →

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Cinderloo 1821 will be held at Elephant and Castle Dawley on 21st February 2019 starting at 7pm Please send apologies and suggestions for the agenda to Cinderloo@gmail.com Agenda Note of meeting held February 2018 Report on first year’s activity and plans for 2019 Pete Jackson and Andrew Howe Accounts update from Treasurer... Continue Reading →

New Year Dérive

In the quiet, dark days in between Christmas and New Year, an unruly mob gathered at the top of Dawley High Street ready for a 6 mile walk along the Heritage Trail. In Rebecca Solnit’s “Field Guide to Getting Lost”, she starts with a quote from Meno: “That thing the nature of which is totally... Continue Reading →

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