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 →

The march – how events unfolded.

The following article compiled by Malcolm Peel has relied on facts from the Salopian Journal dated Wednesday March 28th, 1821, which gave the account of the trial. Several witnesses were called, including a twelve-year-old boy from Pain’s Lane. (St. Georges).  A Mr. Pearson stated the case to the Jury. He said, “the iron trade having... Continue Reading →

Lawley and Overdale History Day

Andrew Naylor unveiled our new Cinderloo banner for the first time at the Lawley and Overdale Local History Day at Lawley Community Centre.  There are a stack of leaflets to look out for too with information about the project and how to get involved. The banner and leaflet were designed by Tim Willis, and feature... Continue Reading →

On the Cinderloo trail

On 11th August 2018, as part of the Wrekin Local Studies Forum History on Foot series of walks, members of Cinderloo1821 linked up with the Lawley and Overdale History Group to explore the history of the area.  In addition to historical information provided by Darren Blackburn, there were poems read by Jean Atkin and Ted... Continue Reading →

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