Out of the Dark zine

There are many different elements to the Cinderloo story, its historical background and contemporary points of view, but it is essentially a story created by people who lived and worked in the communities around Dawley and surrounding areas.  And now it is a time for the people who live in or visit these communities today to investigate and make their own response to Cinderloo.

Cinderloo1821 launched a new zine in February 2019 to provide an accessible way for people to have their responses published and recorded.


The first edition of the zine, edited by artist Andrew Howe, contains contributions from a number of people who took part in the heritage walk event on December 30th 2019.  These include collages, poems, comments, photographs and factual information.

The zine is available for £3 (+ £1 P&P) and can be ordered from the Cinderloo shop.

When you order, please ensure you notify us by email to cinderloo1821@gmail.com of your correct delivery postal address.

We hope to publish further editions of the zine, and that many more people will make contributions at future events, or we would also welcome any collages, creative writing, photos or comments via our contact email.

The title of the zine: Out of the Dark is a reference to mining, lost communities like Dark Lane, the reemergence of the Cinderloo story from history, and an opportunity for hidden voices to be heard.


The zine was printed, using the Risograph process, by Footprint Workers Cooperative,  a business owned by the workers.   They operate on ethical principles that Cinderloo1821 are happy to support. They print on proper recycled papers, powered by a genuine green electricity tariff and using the least environmentally damaging processes they can find.

The Risograph is an environmentally friendly and cost effective printer, which uses soy-based inks, is extremely energy efficient and generates a minimal amount of waste.  Footprint also give a percentage of the money they make to worthy projects.

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