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
Thanks to everyone who attended or sent apologies to our Cinderloo 1821 AGM yesterday held 11th February at our exhibition at the museum of Iron. The meeting was chaired by Pete Jackson The 320 people who had visited the exhibition and commented on the quality and interest created by the project was noted and everyone... 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 →
On Wednesday evening 7th April 2021, it was the 200th anniversary of the hanging of Thomas Palin at the Dana Prison, Shrewsbury for felonious riot and his part in the Cinderloo Uprising in Dawley in February of 1821. To commemorate this, a small socially distanced team of Pete Jackson, Dave Jackson, Andrew Howe and Linda... 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 →
With protests in the news as government brings forward proposals to restrict people’s rights to make their voices heard Cinderloo is beginning to put the finishing touches to a public event in Telford to explore the links between the events 200 years ago with those taking place today. We need your voices to help us... 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.