Bear Witness – The Lie of the Land

13:30-17:00, Sunday 20th October 2019, Wellington Library There will be another opportunity to see the new short film Bear Witness by Jill Impey and Andrew Howe at the Wellington Arts Festival, and learn more about the story of the Cinderloo Uprising, Shropshire’s Peterloo, which took place almost 200 years ago in Old Park, Dawley.  After brief... Continue Reading →

A Misguided Tour of Blists Hill

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 →

The Miners’ Walk

On Saturday 13th July, Cinderloo 1821 teamed up with the St George's Community Group behind the Miners' Walk project to lead a heritage walk in St George's, Oakengates, Dark Lane and Priorslee as part of the Wrekin Local Studies Forum History on Foot series of walks.  A wonderful group of around 50 people joined us... Continue Reading →

Dawley Day!

It was fabulous hot and sunny weather for Dawley Day as many of the Cinderloo1821 volunteers and visitors headed down to Dawley Park to the stall set up by Pete Jackson, Nobby Neat and Dennis Athersmith.  We had some large displays of the 1902 O.S map of the Dawley urban district with images of old... Continue Reading →

Skills and Enterprise

There couldn't have been a more appropriate place to start our community mapping project than the Skills and Enterprise Hub at Horsehay, located close to the original site of the Coalbrookdale Company Ironworks.  Abraham Darby II developed the ironworks in 1755 so that by the time the miners of the Cinderloo Uprising came to halt... 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 →

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