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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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!
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 →
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 →
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 →