Lots of action in France, English sailors fighting on the side of the French in Brittany.
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
First in a series of blogs exploring the the events leading up to the battle of Cinderloo and the aftermath that reverberated the length and breath of the UK by Geoff Fordham "Cinderloo re-told" by Andrew Naylor 2018 In February of next year, we’ll be commemorating the 200th anniversary of Cinderloo, when yeomanry attacked a gathering... Continue Reading →
With just 6 months to go till the 200th anniversary of the battle of Cinderloo the group set up to commemorate the events in 1821 have been reflecting on how to mark the events in 2021.The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on all aspects of community life and plans that Cinderloo 1821 had have been no... Continue Reading →
Cinderloo 1821 supporter Geoff Fordham looks back at the 1820 general election and some parallels with our current hustings. As we go through the agonies of yet another general election campaign, it’s worth reflecting on one that went before, when elections were, at least superficially, different from nowadays; yet somehow managed to display some surprising... Continue Reading →
On a beautiful sunny Thursday evening last week, a large group of enthusiasts were treated to some riveting talks by a series of specialists in slag, iron industry, metal working and post-industrial ecology. Together they revealed a fascinating insight into some of the hidden aspects rarely discussed at the Blists Hill Victorian Town, part of... Continue Reading →
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 →