Farewell Tom

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 →

Cinderloo reset

With just 6 months to go till the 200th anniversary of the battle of Cinderloo the group set up to commemorate the events in 1821 have been reflecting on how to mark the events in 2021.The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on all aspects of community life and plans that Cinderloo 1821 had have been no... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Elections 1820 and 2019

Cinderloo 1821 supporter Geoff Fordham looks back at the 1820 general election and some parallels with our current hustings. As we go through the agonies of yet another general election campaign, it’s worth reflecting on one that went before, when elections were, at least superficially, different from nowadays; yet somehow managed to display some surprising... Continue Reading →

The Miners’ Walk

On Saturday 13th July, Cinderloo 1821 teamed up with the St George's Community Group behind the Miners' Walk project to lead a heritage walk in St George's, Oakengates, Dark Lane and Priorslee as part of the Wrekin Local Studies Forum History on Foot series of walks.  A wonderful group of around 50 people joined us... Continue Reading →

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