During 2021 we marked the anniversary of Cinderloo. Covid meant that some of our plans had to be changed but from a standing start the events 200 years ago were remembered and bought to life through many contributions of research, art and music. Our aim to make sure future generations know about the protest that... Continue Reading →
Exhibition of artwork created to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Cinderloo
Venue is at Coalbrookdale in gallery space next to Enginuity Coalbrookdale gallery, Museum of Iron, Coach Road. TF8 7DQ Between 23rd October and 4th December 2021 For the last 4 years Cinderloo 1821 the community group established to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Cinderloo have organised events, written articles, produced art and worked... Continue Reading →
Letter to Shrophire High Sheriff 2nd April 2021
Dear High Sheriff I read with interest your reflections on your year as High Sheriff and the role that your office has played over many centuries in shaping the county of Shropshire. You may, or may not, be aware that the end of your year in office coincides with the 200th anniversary of the “Cinderloo... Continue Reading →
Why we should remember Tom Palin and why he should be granted a posthumous pardon 200 years on
Dana Prison in Shrewsbury the scene of Tom's hanging - now a tourist attraction Dear TomIt is the 200th anniversary this Wednesday 7th April 2021 of your horrible death. We have written to the High Sherrif to ask for a posthumous pardon for you.We are all thinking about you.Will keep you posted on what she... Continue Reading →
Postcard to Cinderloo – A word of warning
Oliver the Spy on the right Dear Tom A word of warning to you! Watch out for strangers with talk of plans for insurrection elsewhere and money to buy the lads a drink, especially those who get accepted, encourage action then disappear for a while. Check up on them through your known and trusted correspondents.... Continue Reading →
Post card to Cinderloo. Fake News, and 200 Years of the Secret State.
Just so you know the Shrewsbury Chronicle and other newspaper publishers have come up with a new idea which will come to be known as ‘fake news’ in years to come. It basically means they will make fantastical stories up to discredit your good cause in the expectation that people who don’t know any better will believe them.
Postcard from Leeds
The colliers in Yorkshire are getting organised. The bosses don’t like it. 8000 of us marched through Leeds last week. The press are telling lies about our wages! Keep organising Tom!
Cinderloo – the before and afters
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 →
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 →