Dear Tom We never met in life but our paths crossed in many ways. I wanted to let you know that your death and fight against the ironmasters and colliery owners in East Shropshire didn't go un-noted in the Piddle valley where I came from in Dorset. George Loveless Tolpuddle
This weekend is the last chance for you to visit our exhibition at the Museum of Iron. Over 50 people have exhibited and contributed to the exhibition and over 300 people have visited who have been over whelming positive about the quality and content on show. We were pleased to welcome this week the Leader of Telford... Continue Reading →
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 →
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!