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 →

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